Spurs fans react to Benitez rumours on Twitter

Tottenham Hotspur supporters have responded positively to the speculation linking the club with a move for former Liverpool and Chelsea manager.

The fact that Rafael Benitez guided Napoli to a Coppa Italia victory in his first season as the Partenopei boss means he now has a winner's medal in each of his debut seasons as a manager in his last five managerial positions.

As well as boasting tactical acumen in multiple divisions, Benitez is a proven winner having collected the UEFA Cup and two La Liga titles with Valencia, a Champions League trophy with Liverpool and the Europa League with Chelsea.

Benitez's triumph with Napoli should be commended further as he steered the club past the disappointment over the exits of Morgan de Sanctis and Edinson Cavani, while securing the acquistions of players like former Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuiain and the temporary transfer of Pepe Reina, brought in on loan from his own ex club Liverpool.

The Spaniard's proven ability at the upper echelons of European football have not gone un-noticed amongst Tottenham Hotspur fans, who have begun to look outside of Louis van Gaal and Frank de Boer for a permanent successor to Tim Sherwood.

While Benitez was a polarising figure at Chelsea, he has near unanimous support amongst the Lilywhite lot on Twitter.

Here is a selection of fan comments collected since Benitez's Coppa Italia coup…

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