Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez reveals he rejected two offers

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez says that he has turned down two offers and is happy at Napoli.

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has revealed that he has turned down two offers this month.

The Spaniard has come under pressure in recent weeks due to the disappointing results of Napoli, who are currently seventh in Serie A with 24 points from 15 matches.

The Naples outfit are expected to challenge for the Scudetto, but they are already 12 points behind leaders Juventus, who are just a point clear of second-placed AS Roma.

Benitez also failed to lead Napoli to the group stage of the Champions League earlier this campaign, and there have been reports that his future at the club is in doubt.

However, the former Liverpool manager has insisted that he is not worried about his job and has revealed that he has turned down two offers in the past 15 days.

“My contract? I don’t want to talk about it,” Football Italia quotes the 54-year-old as saying. “The important thing is to improve.

“Does it affect the players? The situation is the same as it was before [wins over] Roma and Fiorentina. I want to win in the here and now.

“I’ve said no to two offers, because I’m the coach of Napoli, for now I want to work here, then we’ll see. In the past 15 days I’ve turned down two offers, but I won’t tell you who.”

Given Liverpool’s struggles this season and manager Brendan Rodgers’s failure to get the best out of the players he currently has, there have been rumours of the Reds willing to make a move for Benitez.

Benitez commands huge respect from the Liverpool fans, having led the Merseyside outfit to FA Cup and Champions League triumphs.

Whether Liverpool did approach Benitez or not cannot be confirmed, but it certainly seems that the former Valencia coach will have no problem in finding a new club should Napoli sack him.

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