Former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez could be in line for another return to England, FootballDirectNews.com understands. As Tottenham Hotspur consider the future of their current manager Tim Sherwood, who has not quite won over the White Hart Lane board since replacing Andre Villas-Boas earlier this season, Benitez is now thought to be among the names who could come in in the summer.
Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Frank de Boer have both been strongly linked with the post in recent months, and now Spurs may also consider tempting Benitez away from his current side Napoli.
The Spaniard only just took over at the Serie A outfit this season after a spell as interim boss at Chelsea, and has performed well with some astute signings in the transfer market.
However, the 53-year-old has had a lot of joy in English football in the past, winning the Champions League and FA Cup during his time at Anfield, and may be tempted to try his luck at a third Premier League club. It’s by no means certain we’ll get anywhere with it, but I have heard that Benitez is one of a number of targets we’re keeping in mind, a Tottenham insider explained. “Pochettino or de Boer might be more likely, but Rafa’s got a great CV, so we’ll see how it goes. “
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