Well it didn’t take long for the former Anfield man to find his feet did it!
Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is poised to hold talks with Champions League winners Inter Milan next week.
Inter are looking for a new manager after Jose Mourinho, who also won Serie A and the Italian Cup last season, left to take over at Real Madrid.
Benitez left Liverpool by mutual consent on Thursday after six years at the helm at Anfield.
“That is the direction and in the next few days we will see and decide,” said Inter president Massimo Moratti.
“I can only speak well of him because he is very good.
“It’s also important that he has always done well in Europe: to continue to get joy from the Champions League is our aim,” Moratti added in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
The 50-year-old has a strong track record in European football, having won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 and the Uefa Cup with Valencia in 2004.
But he would have big shoes to fill at Inter, with Mourinho winning the league in both seasons he was at the club, not to mention securing the Champions League and Italian Cup last season.
And before Mourinho’s spell at the club, Inter won three consecutive titles under Roberto Mancini.
Benitez was strongly linked with a move to Juventus, but since his departure from Anfield he has become the subject of speculation suggesting a move to the San Siro is imminent. (BBC Sport)
Well I think this says it all. Rafa may well have had his detractors at Anfield, although not nearly as many as some would have you believe, but the fact that he is about to walk into the vacant post at the Serie A and Champions League title winners.
The question now is, will Benitez attempt to snap some of his former players up? The uncertainty at the Merseyside club won’t help prevent such an occurrence so maybe he will look to bring in some former Liverpool stars?
How will Rafa fare in Italy? Was he unfairly pushed out the door? Will his departure affect Liverpool badly? All questions for you to ponder (if you want to that is).