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Benitez tempted by Real role

SoccerNews in La Liga 20 Feb 2013

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Rafael Benitez has expressed his affection for Real Madrid, amid rumours he may replace coach Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Rafael Benitez has expressed his affection for Real Madrid, amid rumours he may replace coach Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea interim coach Benitez was part of Vincente del Bosque’s staff at Real Madrid before becoming a head coach with Real Valladolid in 1995/96.

Benitez, who won La Liga with Valencia and the Champions League at Liverpool, said he is focused on his role with Chelsea, but acknowledged the strength of his affection for Real Madrid.

He told Radio Nacional de Espana: “I have a contract (with Chelsea) until the end of the season and I am going to do everything possible for this club to have the best success.

“Real Madrid have a determined manager with a contract and this deserves respect. As a manager, you always have your sweetheart. I have a link with the fans and they have treated me well.

“I arrived at (Real) Madrid when I was 13-years-old and I’m from Madrid. But I don’t want to get involved in this speculation because my words aren’t always interpreted (correctly).”

The 52-year-old also refused to rule out coaching the Spanish national team in years to come, but knows he will have to impress if he is to land such a role.

“I can’t rule out one day becoming national coach when Vicente (del Bosque) leaves,” he said.

“It’s something I will look at in the future, although for this I have to continue in elite football and keep doing things well.”

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Vinnie
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Vinnie

All i can say is, if theres any team that wants to be ruined, Benitez is D man. Beni go fly kite! U r a manager of lower divisions and dont possess the qualities for a good manager at all. Chelsea got u coz u r disposable and fans would hate u so easier for all.

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Michael

Please, Rafa Benitex needs to calm down and focus on his career at Chelsea. Once he’s done destroying their chances of qualifying for the Champions League, he deserves to manage in the nPower league.

Mourinho
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Mourinho

If real dump mou for this dude…
Then theirr idiota

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