Yes Rafa, it made us chuckle as well.
Real Madrid have Rafa Benitez lined up should they lose Jose Mourinho.
It’s emerged Mourinho is considering his future at Real after growing frustrated with the way he has been attacked in the press and the lack of loyalty from certain players.
Sport says Real, while alarmed by developments, already have a backup plan should Mourinho choose to quit.
Former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss Benitez has been contacted by Real reps and made it clear he would welcome a return to the Madrid giants.
Benitez has been considered in the past, though the animosity between him and former Real sports chief Jorge Valdano always stalled negotiations.
SOURCE: Sport via Tribalfootball
Whilst there is no doubting that Rafa Benitez did a great job at Valencia and that he has an untarnished La Liga reputation but a lot of time has passed since then. The former Liverpool boss saw his star fade during his final season at Anfield and followed that up with a terrible spell at Inter Milan.
It seems a) very unlikely Jose Mourinho would leave table topping Real Madrid and b) unlikely that Rafa Benitez would be top of their back-up list.