He may be out of limelight nowadays, but his past glory is eye-popping. First, he led Valencia to La Liga triumph in 2002 and 2004, trumping the bigwigs Real Madrid and Barcelona. He also engineered their UEFA Cup success in 2004, before leaving for Liverpool.
His British inquisition too, was an illustrous one as he guided Liverpool to European glory in 2005, before attaining FA Cup success in the following year. He further burnished his credentials when he chaperoned Chelsea to Europa League gong in 2013.
Benitez’s team executes an attractive attacking brand of football, something that is redolent to the one exercised by Barcelona. Also, his incredible CV may tempt the Catalans into landing him at the heart of Spain.
Barca would really make a witty gamble with this.