Report: Rafael Benitez willing to leave Newcastle United to take Spain job

Rafael Benitez has only been in charge at Newcastle United for three matches to date.

According to a report in The Sun, Rafael Benitez is already willing to leave Newcastle United - should Spain offer him the national team job.

Vicente Del Bosque is set to stand down as manager of Spain, and Benitez is one of the leading candidates to take over La Roja.

The Sun claim that the prospect of managing his country is already appealing to Benitez, and he will be willing to leave Newcastle to take the job - regardless of what division they are in.

Benitez has been tasked with saving Newcastle from the drop, and even if he succeeds on his mission, the lure of Premier League football will reportedly not be enough to keep Benitez at St. James’ Park.

The former Real Madrid boss realises that there is a lot of work to be done if he is to guide Newcastle forward next season.

And The Sun claim that the prospect of managing Spain is far more appealing to Benitez than overseeing a rebuild on Tyneside.

The tabloid paper also state that there is no way that Benitez will stay at Newcastle should they be relegated.

The 55-year-old boss has reportedly been asked to stay on as manager even if the North East side drop into the Championship, but it is believed that Benitez has no desire to manage in the second tier of English football.

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