Southampton Not Interested In Former Liverpool Boss Rafa Benitez, Says Spanish Football Expert

Saints not keen on Spaniard.

Southampton are not interested in former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

Saints have been strongly linked with a shock move to the 54-year-old free agent after losing their opening four matches of the season under current boss Nigel Adkins.

Although the south Coast outfit were unlucky in plucky 3-2 defeats to both Manchester City and Man United, they were beaten 2-0 by QPR and taken apart 6-1 at Arsenal last weekend.

Adkins’ gung-ho approach to the Premier League has led to suggestion that the club’s board were concerned with his lack of top-flight experience and would turn to wily campaigner Benitez, who spent six years an Anfield from 2004.

But Balague, who has close connections to his compatriot, took to twitter to dismiss the rumour:

Benitez has been out of work since being fired by Inter in 2010 and recently expressed surprise that he wasn’t offered a second chance at managing Liverpool following Kenny Dalglish’s sacking this summer.

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