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Thursday September 8 2011
Benitez fancies Inter second chance

Rafael Benitez has failed to rule out a return to Inter after his brief six-month spell in 2010.

The Spaniard was hired to step in for Jose Mourinho by the then European champions, but he was replaced by Leonardo on Christmas Eve.

"It was a great experience," the tactician told the Gazzetta dello Sport. "I won two trophies in six months, one of which was the Intercontinental title.

"I also had a good relationship with the fans as they always supported me.

"We'd certainly need to clear up some issues, but I don't have any problems with anyone. Maybe I could return…"

The relationship between the Nerazzurri and Benitez broke down partly as a result of the club's transfer campaign.

"A lot of promises were made to me, but they bought me nothing," continued the former Liverpool boss.

"I asked for Javier Mascherano, as well as Alexis Sanchez in January – Barcelona's big summer signing – who cost half the price back then."

The tactician hasn't worked since his Inter axing, although he claims that he hasn't been short of offers.

"Roma, indirectly, contacted me over the last few months, as well as three clubs in Spain and two in Germany," he added.

"There were also a few national sides in Asia and Africa, but I'm waiting for the right time and the right project."

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