Benitez wants Premier League job after Chelsea

Rafael Benitez hopes to remain in England when he leaves Chelsea this summer by securing another job in the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.

The Blues’ interim manager had hoped to persuade owner Roman Abramovich to give him a longer deal at the club, but he has failed to win over Chelsea supporters and admits he will vacate his post at the end of the season.

But the former Liverpool boss wants to continue to manage in the Premier League and is hopeful that clubs will take notice of the improvements he has made at Stamford Bridge.

Benitez said: “I have a top side now and I’d like to stay with one next season. In England? Why not?

A lot of the players are growing and improving all the time. Victor Moses, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand and David Luiz, who was criticised at the beginning, have all improved.

Juan Mata is scoring, Oscar is growing and even Fernando Torres was doing well at the beginning and getting goals, although he’s not scoring now.

Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League – a position which would secure Champions League football next season – and remain in contention for silverware in the FA Cup and Europa League.

Benitez’s side host Rubin Kazan in the quarter-final stage of the latter of those competitions on Thursday evening.

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