Ex-Liverpool boss Benitez linked with Milan move

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez could be set for a return to football with struggling Serie A giants Milan, the Daily Mail has reported.

Benitez has been out of management since late 2010, when he left Milan’s city rivals Inter after winning the FIFA Club World Cup. The Spaniard’s relationship with the Inter president, Massimo Moratti, soured as Benitez grew frustrated with a lack of movement in the transfer market, leading to the end of his association with the San Siro club.

But Milan’s poor form could give Benitez a route back into Italian football. Milan are currently 15th in Serie A, outside the relegation zone only on goal difference, and have failed to impress in the Champions League either. The Mail suggests current Coach, Max Allegri, could be sacked if his side record an unfavourable result against Bologna on Sunday. Milan has already lost five of their first eight league games.

Benitez was in charge of Liverpool for six years, between 2004 and 2010, winning the Champions League in 2005, the FA Cup in 2006 and guiding the Reds to their highest league finish – second – in recent years.

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