The agent of Napoli boss Rafa Benitez says his client would be delighted if he were to be offered the manager’s job at Real Madrid.
Los Blancos are expected to be on the lookout for a new manager in the coming days with Carlo Ancelotti set to be sacked following the team’s failure to win any major honours this campaign.
A host of names have been linked to the posts, including soon-to-be-free Jurgen Klopp, who is leaving his role as Borussia Dortmund boss, and Zinedine Zidane, currently in charge of the Real Madrid Castilla side.
Speaking to Spain’s Cuatro television station, Manuel Garcia Quilon said Benitez would be delighted with the role. The Madrid-born former Liverpool boss has had a mixed couple of seasons in Seria A and is keen to make the switch back to La Liga or the Premier League.
Quilon stated: “There is nothing at the moment. Just a general rumour. Rafa has been a Madrid player, a Madrid youth coach, and is from Madrid – so who would be upset by that? I am not inside his head, but I would imagine he would be delighted to coach Real Madrid at some time.”
He went on to say no contact has been made by Florentino Perez or the club’s general director Jose Angel Sanchez as of yet, adding that he is ready to take any calls.
“No [talks have happened yet]. I have a good relationship with Florentino and Jose Angel. I imagine if they want something, they will call me,” he commented.