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Dietmar Hamann: Manchester United should consider Rafa Benitez to replace David Moyes

Snehartho Dey
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24 Apr 2014, 13:54 IST
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez is currently managing Napoli in the Serie A

Ex Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann is of the opinion that Manchester United should consider Rafa Benitez as their next manager.

The German who formerly played for the Anfield outfit, had his fair share of encounters against the Red Devils, and he feels that the Spaniard would fare well at the Old Trafford.

Speaking to TalkSport he said,”It is certainly a name they should consider.”

“They need somebody with a track record who can work with the big players, who knows what is required to get in the Champions League and play a big role in it for years to come.”

“Rafa Benitez is in Italy at Napoli but his family still lives in the North West and he has always made it clear that he would love to return to the Premier League at some stage.” he added.

David Moyes was relieved of his duties as United manager after they lost to Everton and missed out on Champions League football. After enduring a difficult season, US owners, the Glazers lost faith in the Scot and terminated his six year contract only after ten months of his managerial tenure.

It has been reported that the Glazers are preparing to meet up with Chief executive, Ed Woodward on Friday, at Carrington, to discuss Moyes’s successor.

Hamann also mentioned that Benitez’s options of managing other top English clubs are limited and as of now, United seems the perfect destination for him.

“The way it is going at Liverpool, I don’t think he will be there any time soon and he has been at Chelsea so there are not too many clubs out there for him,” said the former Anfield player.

“I don’t think Arsenal will suit him. He and Manchester United would be a very good match. He had a few run-ins with Ferguson but he only pointed out a few facts, as he would say.”

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