Could the Spaniard be set for Anfield comeback?
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Rafa Benitez has been approached by Liverpool as their search for a new boss took another twist.
After being snubbed by Swansea’s Brendan Rodgers on Friday, Liverpool have continued their hunt for Kenny Dalglish’s successor by speaking to their former manager.
The Spaniard left Anfield in 2010 before Fenway Sports Group bought Liverpool and they are impressed by his CV.
Benitez has been itching to return since quitting Inter Milan 18 months ago and has long hoped to take over from Dalglish.
He feels he has unfinished business, because of the way his six-year reign ended unhappily in June 2010 after Liverpool finished seventh in the Premier League.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Would Liverpool fans welcome the Spaniard back? Clearly Rafa Benitez did a wealth of good during his six year spell at Anfield but would the club’s American owners be looking to bring the former manager back? Well apparently so as this source details Fenway Sports Group’s intention to consider the former Inter Milan boss as a genuine candidate to take over from Kenny Dalglish at the Merseyside club.
It appears that John W. Henry and co. are looking at a number of possible successors to the Scot who was fired earlier in the week and Benitez must rank fairly high up given his past affiliation with the club, his past successes and the fact that a large section of Liverpool’s support still have a great deal of admiration for the 52 year old.
During his tenure at Liverpool Benitez notched up four top four finishes in six seasons in charge, won the 2005 Champions League final, led the club to a second final in 2007 and won the FA and Carling Cup to boot.
Since he left the club things have not panned out quite as he would have liked. Benitez lasted six months as Inter Milan boss before being axed but that failure has been put into a bigger context since then as a number of others have struggled at the San Siro since, with a further three bosses losing their jobs since December 2010.