Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has said he would happily manage the Anfield club again – in ten years.
Benitez was speaking in the possibility if getting another job and when quizzed on taking up the Reds hot seat once again he said he would gladly do so, but only once Kenny Dalglish has had a long spell in charge.
Liverpool have been struggling of late, winning just one of their last seven Premier League games, which has lead many question whether Dalglish’s position is safe, but Benitez does not fear for the Anfield legend’s job.
“Every time that I talk about Liverpool, I try to be respectful because of my relationship with the fans and the city,” he is quoted as saying in the Liverpool Echo.
“Kenny has a great advantage because he has the fans behind him and especially the owners are supporting him and I think he can do a good job.
“I’m a professional and I’m looking for a new job. At this time Kenny is the manager and I have a lot of respect for him. No rush.
“If Kenny retires in 10 years and I’m available, I would be pleased. I want to manage in the Premier League because I know, with my team, we can win trophies.”
Benitez still lives in England and revealed that his current family situation means he will only consider a job offer here, but he did have some conditions and will wait for the right offer to come along.
“I’m waiting for a good offer in England, my family is settled here and I didn’t have the right offer so far,” added the Spaniard.
“I’m not worried about it, I need to find the right club and the right project.”
There had been reports that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was considering offering Benitez the vacant role at Stamford Bridge after sacking Andre Villas-Boas.
These reports were not received well by Blues fans but Benitez denied there had ever been an offer made to him.
“I heard a lot of rumours abut Chelsea but I didn’t have a proper offer on the table.”