Benitez plays down Liverpool return

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has expressed his desire to find a new managerial role in the Premier League but has distanced himself from a return to Anfield.

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has expressed his desire to find a new managerial role in the Premier League but has distanced himself from a return to Anfield.

The Spanish manager, who is currently without a club, claimed that he would be pleased to make a Reds comeback one day, but is not currently pushing the move out of respect for the club and current boss Kenny Dalglish.

Benitez left Anfield after his contract was ended by mutual consent in 2010 and went on to spend less than a season at Italian club Inter, but has claimed that his heart pines for a new job in England.

Speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, the 51-year-old said: “Every time that I talk about Liverpool. I try to be respectful because of my relationship with the fans and the city.

“I’m a professional and I’m looking for a new job. At this time Kenny is the manager and I have a lot of respect for him.

“No rush. If Kenny retires in 10 years and I’m available, I would be pleased.

“I want to manage in the Premier League because I know, with my team, we can win trophies.”

 

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