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I would be interested in coaching the (Spanish) national team: Rafa Benitez

Yash Agrawal
2.19K   //    06 Jul 2013, 15:05 IST

Benitez not ruling out the Spain job

Rafa Benitez has been quoted saying he will be interested in taking up the manager’s position with the Spanish national team some time in the future.

Spain’s current boss Vicente del Bosque had earlier in the year confirmed that the World Cup in Brazil next year will be his last task with the team. Spain were runners-up in the recently concluded Confederations Cup in Brazil, having lost to the home team in the final.

Benitez while speaking to Minuto 116 said: “Would I be open to the Spain job? I hope that Del Bosque remains in charge for a long time, but you never know what will happen in the future.”

He further added: “I would be interested in coaching the national team at some point.

Rafa is currently at the helm at Serie A club Napoli after he completed his spell as interim manager at Chelsea. He won the Champions League at Liverpool in 2005 in only his first season at the club. He said Napoli reminds him of Liverpool.

“I accepted the Napoli job because of the enthusiasm and passion surrounding the club. I am keen to repay the club on the pitch.

“Napoli remind me a bit of Liverpool. We have a lot of quality players and an incredible hunger to win.”


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Yash Agrawal
A Liverpool fan to the core, I want Liverpool to win the Premier League atleast once before Gerrard retires and i believe there is no better sportsperson in this world than Rahul Dravid.
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