This afternoon it’s been all but confirmed that the Spanish waiter who plied his trade in Liverpool for five years has decide to abort his mission to bring his culinary delights to the Italian city of Milan. The online sports betting sites are obviously thrilled at the news Rafael Benitez has given up at Inter Milan, but where could the tubby Spaniard turn up next?
Obviously, there will always be talk of a move back to his spiritual home on Merseyside, but as the bookmakers will explain, there’s plenty more besides a return to the home of THE accent for him to consider.
Head of PR at Stan James, Charlie McCann, also sees the funny side of Senor Benitez holidaying on Merseyside, and commented: “There are a number of Evertonians who will have seen the pictures of Rafael Benitez handing out cups of tea outside his Wirral home yesterday and thought he had missed his true vocation, but Rafa will soon be back in football management. A number of Premier League bosses are unlikely to appreciate that Benitez is on the hunt for a new job but we think a return to Spain is likely to be his next move but where?”
Instead of where he will go, the odds should really be on whether he would actually go down a different route to coaching. Benitez wouldn’t admit it, but he’s taken two of the giants of European football and dragged them through the dirt. Opening his own restaurant and becoming headwaiter would be top of the pile, although becoming a Max, from the Peter Kay chest of comedy, lookalike isn’t out of the question.
Overall, it seems like he’s most likely to end up back somewhere in Spain, probably Sevilla, with a tasty pay off from Inter Milan.
Who will Rafa Benitez manage next? Prices from StanJames.com
Atletico Madrid 6/1
West Ham 10/1
Aston Villa 16/1
Manchester City 16/1
Blackburn Rovers 40/1
Newcastle United 50/1
Sporting Lisbon 50/1