L’Equipe are reporting that Rafa Benitez has hired a Lyon-based football agency to look for job opportunities in Ligue 1.
The L’Equipe report is that Mr. Benitez is interested in managing in Ligue 1 and he has signed up with the agency until September.
At that time they will have found a job for him in France, or he has signed with another club – possibly Newcastle.
Benitez is reported to have met with Score Agencies management personnel along with his adviser, Richard Green, in Manchester last month.
Rafa Benitez – interested in job opportunities in France
First of all, this report may not be accurate but if it is then Rafa is taking this down to the wire.
And there could be too many things that he just doesn’t like at Newcastle with Mike Ashley still owning the club.
It seems that Jose Mourinho could end up managing in France and Rafa seems to be another world-class manager who may try his luck there.
If this report is accurate, it’s not good news for Newcastle.
Rafa will be asked about the report tomorrow at his press conference, but he’s likely not to want to comment on it.
But if it’s true, it probably means he doesn’t want to keep working for Mike Ashley – the Newcastle owner.
But we’d take the report with a pinch of salt at the moment.