Tuesday April 14 2015
Benitez set for Man City job?

Rafa Benitez will break his Press silence tomorrow, but reports emerge the Napoli Coach is set for Manchester City.

Nobody at the club has been allowed to speak to the media since the Coppa Italia semi-final defeat to Lazio last week.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis threw the whole team into a training retreat “indefinitely” and suspended it for only one night so players could sleep at home after they beat Fiorentina 3-0 on Sunday.

There had been real fears Napoli would boycott tomorrow’s Press conference ahead of the Europa League quarter-final against Wolfsburg, but Benitez will be ‘allowed’ to speak.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star newspaper claims Benitez is the hot favourite to replace Manuel Pellegrini on the Manchester City bench.

This is not the first time he has been linked with the position and a recent downturn in form makes it extremely unlikely Benitez will extend his contract with Napoli.

He’s due to become a free agent at the end of the season and consistently refused to discuss his future until at least late April.

As the campaign progressed, it became evident Napoli would not offer Benitez a renewal anyway.