Manchester City are reportedly considering appointing former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez as a replacement for Manuel Pellegrini next season, according to Spanish source Fichajes.net.
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The Spanish tactician is currently with Napoli and his future is in doubt, leading to speculation that he could be interested in a move back to the Premier League – and maybe City are right to be showing an interest.
Benitez has always divided critics, but his record of delivering silverware is there for all to see, and he certainly did a good job in difficult circumstances when called in to steady the ship as interim boss of Chelsea.
With Pellegrini clearly not meeting expectations at the Etihad Stadium at the moment, and big-name targets like Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone seemingly not available this summer, could City do well to hire Benitez as a stop-gap for next season?
It doesn’t seem the craziest idea, with some change clearly needed at the moment to freshen City up.