LONDON: Former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is eyeing a return to the Premier League and said he would make a decision on ...
BookmarkLONDON: Former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is eyeing a return to the Premier League and said he would make a decision on his future based on the kind of project presented to him by the clubs in England's top flight.
Spaniard Benitez was in charge of Liverpool from 2004 to 2010. He twice reached the final of the Champions League and won Europe's elite club competition in unforgettable style in 2005.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe coached Newcastle for four years between 2016 and 2019 before moving to China to take charge of Dalian Pro, which he left in January.
Reports in the British media have linked the former Real Madrid boss with the Celtic hotseat, but Benitez said his focus was on the Premier League."The priority is England because I like the Premier League and my family is here," Benitez told British media."But I want to compete. Or have a project which will allow you to go closer and then compete." headtopics.com
"If not I would like to stay in Europe; Spain is difficult, Italy, Germany is not easy. I can speak French, so France. In Spain, clubs don't have money to compete against Real Madrid and Barcelona. So priority would be England and then Europe.
AdvertisementAdvertisement"If it's the right (job) in England, we can do it tomorrow. The project, the competitive team, is not there at the moment, so we wait. I would like to wait to find the right one. But I don't want to stay without working."
Newcastle have struggled under Benitez's replacement, Steve Bruce, with the club 17th in the Premier League and in contention to be relegated.Benitez said it pained him to watch Newcastle's struggles this season, but backed the club to avoid the drop.
"I wish them all the best and want them to stay up," he said. Read more: CNA »
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