Rafa Benitez has revealed that he was shocked not to have been approached by Fenway Sports Group with regards to the vacant Liverpool Job following the departure of Kenny Dalglish.
Still a favourite with among many of the Anfield faithful, having won both the Champions League and FA Cup Trophies during his reign, Benitez spoke of his surprise in an interview with the Irish Independent -
“It was strange not to be approached,”
“We know the club, the players, the Academy and we have even more experience now…the fans were positive about the idea.”
Benitez left Merseyside by mutual consent during the summer of 2010 after finishing only seventh in the league and missing out on a Champions League place.
Benitez highlighted however how much he had achieved during his six-years at the helm of Liverpool -
“We used to play so many important games that it seemed it was normal and it wasn’t.
“People were talking about ‘the past’, but just a few years ago Liverpool FC was number one in Europe.”
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