Real Madrid to lure Rafa the Red?
According to reports in The Sun, it is believed that the Los Blancos are planning to offer Rafa Benitez the reins to their club next season.
This comes in the light of the fact that the Anfield boss has rejected the latest offer that his bosses proposed. It has been widely reported that this offer was shunned for reasons other than monetary gain, which puts things in a very different perspective regarding contract negotiations. Currently, the board and the manager have locked horns in a battle that sees the manager wanting autonomy regarding the transfers, with the board opting otherwise.
It is to be noted that Benitez is a local man at Madrid and has made almost 250 appearances for the Real Madrid reserve team. He has also held various managerial posts for ten years in the club before moving onto coaching senior teams.
This still remains as a speculation since the former Valencia boss has spoken of a long-term commitment to the Reds. But if a contract does not materialise by the end of the season, it could signal the end of the Benitez era.
Ex-Lilywhites boss Juande Ramos is currently at the forefront of the Bernabeu outfit, but his contract runs only till the end of this season. It will not be a surprise to see the Spaniard take charge of Los Merengues, should the saga of the crippled contract reach an unsavoury ending.