Rafa v Ossie At Chess And Tactics Talk

Watch Everton manager Rafa Benitez and Leon Osman go head-to-head in a game of chess as they settle down for an in-depth chat on a variety of topics.

Benitez explains how he first learned the game of chess and how picking up strategies and reacting to moves of an opponent would help in his football career later in life.

Osman, a chess enthusiast himself, also learns more about Benitez's football journey - both as a player and why retiring to become a coach and manager at the age of 26 felt like a natural progression.

The Spaniard talks about his key influences growing up - including idol Arrigo Sacchi - and how his own methods constantly evolve to keep up with the ever-changing game.

Rafa Benitez
The ultimate goal is to win something - but not just to win one thing. It is to be consistently compete for trophies and the top places in the league.


Benitez also sets out his short-term and long-term plan at Goodison Park, outlining his ideals and ambitions to build a team capable of consistently challenging for silverware and the top places in the Premier League.

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