Wednesday May 15 2013
Benitez: 'I'd like return to Italy'

“Napoli are a strong side and I would like to return to Italy,” said Rafa Benitez after winning the Europa League with Chelsea.

The Interim Manager has been among those linked with the Napoli job should Walter Mazzarri opt to walk away this summer.

“Italy is a country that knows football very well,” Benitez told Italian television after tonight’s 2-1 win over Benfica.

“Napoli? They are a strong side, just as many of the teams in Serie A are strong. Right now I cannot think about the future, as I have another Premier League game.

“Having said that, yes, I would like to return to Italy, because I really like the passion you have for football.”

Benitez had a six-month spell at Inter in which he won the Club World Cup, but left by mutual consent in December 2010.