Wednesday, 14th November, 2012
Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has again insisted he is waiting for the right offer to return to the game, but did reveal his priorities are England, Spain, Germany and Italy.
Benitez has been out of work since parting company with Italian giants Inter in December 2010, shortly after leading the Nerazzurri to the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Spaniard has a glittering CV, with two La Liga titles and one UEFA Cup to his name during a spell in charge of Valencia, while he led Liverpool to the 2005 Champions League and the 2006 FA Cup; he also guided the Reds to the 2007 Champions League final.
Much has changed at Anfield since that time, but Benitez was linked with a return to the club this summer when Kenny Dalglish was sacked.
Liverpool’s American owners instead decided to gamble on the unproven Brendan Rodgers, in a wiping clean of the slate.
Benitez is still looking for the right job, having turned down a number of offers, though he is still very much active and in a constant state of preparation.
"I am waiting for the right offer and obviously you have to be watching games all the time, analysing the games and watching players, and at the same time keep an eye on players who will be great for another team or my team in the future", he told Calcio Mercato.
"The priority is the Premier League, because I like it there, my family are there and I have lived there for a few years", he said.
"But I obviously like Spain, the Bundesliga. I like Italy, so a lot of countries could be good.
"But, I say again, it depends on the offers."
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