Rafa Benitez linked with Napoliby Jack Kitson / 21 May 2013, 12:33Tweet
Rafa Benitez may currently be out of work following his short, yet successful, stint at Chelsea but the Spaniard's future will be a key subject of speculation during a summer in which the manager merry-go-round will be in full swing.
The experienced boss has won silverware in Spain, Italy and England, and recently led Chelsea to Europa League glory. He could now be set for a return to Italian soil, with Napoli the latest side to be linked with his signature following reports that they have offered him an instant return to the dugout. The Naples outfit are currently manageress following the departure of Walter Mazzarri, who quit at the weekend after four years in charge of the Serie A club.
Benitez will no doubt be determined to restore his reputation in Italy following his disappointing six month spell in charge of Inter Milan. Napoli can offer him Champions League football - after finishing runners-up to Juventus - and a squad brimming with talent. The 53-year-old is currently the hot 1/3 favourite with Bet Victor, while the recently sacked Roberto Mancini can be found at 16/1.
Benitez is also the 6/4 with Sky Bet favourite to become the next PSG manager, while he is available at a best priced 22/1 (also with Sky Bet) to become the next Real Madrid boss. The Spanish tactician also features in the Man City and Blackburn Rovers markets.
Next Napoli Manager Odds (courtesy of BetVictor)
- 1/3 Rafa Benitez
- 16/1 Roberto Mancini
- 33/1 Andrea Stramaccioni
- 33/1 Claudio Ranieri
- 33/1 Edy Reja