Former Liverpool boss refuses to rule out rival job.
Outbound Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has refused to rule himself out of taking over the reins at Everton this summer as the club seek a replacement for David Moyes, talkSPORT reports.
The Spaniard spent six years in charge at Liverpool between 2004-10 and has admitted that though he may be open to the possibility of taking the Goodison Park hot seat he sees difficulties in winning the fans over considering his previous associations.
“I just have to wait for offers. I have my job, my agent has his job and it’s time now to relax at the end of the season and see what happens. But I expect offers to come in and we need to find the right club and the right offer,” he said.
“England is my priority because my family is here, but there are not too many top sides so there could be two different options. It could be a project where you could build something for the future or it could be a top side where you could compete straight away for trophies, so we will see.”
“I have a lot of respect for Everton. They have done a great job in the last year, and you have to give credit to them. But, still I think it would be quite difficult for them to approach me and maybe even for me to go there.”
Benitez will see out the final game of his short spell at Chelsea as they take on Everton this weekend.