4 Apr 2011

Former Liverpool mamager eyes up return to Premier League

6:45 am on 4 April 2011

The Former Liverpool football manager Rafael Benitez has set his sights on securing a job in the English Premier League next season.

Benitez left Liverpool at the end of last season after a six-year reign which included winning the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in 2006.

The Spaniard then moved to European champions Inter Milan, but his spell in Italy came to a premature end when he was sacked just before Christmas.

Benitez has had several job offers from European and international teams since leaving the San Siro but none has tempted the former Valencia boss to return to management.

However, the 50-year-old, who still has a house on Merseyside, is certain to get back in the game sooner rather than later and he says a club in England would be ideal.

Asked about his future Benitez said his priority is the Premier League, because the style suits him the best .

Benitez's Liverpool career came to an acrimonious end as his side suffered their worst season for over a decade amid reports he had fallen out with several players.

A move to Aston Villa or Everton could suit him as both clubs have the potential to challenge for honours but are currently underachieving.