Rafa Benitez might’ve only left for China to start a new ‘project’ only a year ago, but he’s already eyeing a return to England according to reports.
The Spaniard is struggling to get results for Dalian Yifang this season, despite them having some serious quality; including Marek Hamsik and former NUFC man Salomon Rondon – who has been banging in the goals.
They’ve won just two out of fourteen games this season so far are in risk of being relegated from the Chinese first tier.
According to The Independent, he’s ‘frustrated’ at Dalian and ‘dreams of competing at the top level once again’, lining up a return to European football as he plans to continue managing for another ‘decade’.
It’s quite a strange revelation – Benitez professed that he was going to be in China for the long term and admired the project that the Dalian board had offered to him.
His dreams of a long-term project are quickly evaporating and its rumoured that he’ll leave China at the first opportunity when his contract expires next summer.
If he was to return to Europe and the Premier League, it would be so painful to see him manage another Premier League side.
Would you take him back? I certainly would.