Gerrard: I can see Rafa returning to England

Date published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 3:01

Rafa Benitez Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard expects to see “wonderful manager” Rafael Benitez back in the Premier League after being sacked by Real Madrid.

The Spaniard still owns a home on the Wirral and was close to returning to England to manage West Ham in the summer.

Swansea are currently the only managerless Premier League club but there is pressure on Louis van Gaal, Remi Garde, Steve McClaren and Ronald Koeman.

“I can [see Benitez returning to England]. I don’t know what club though,” said Gerrard.

“You never know what club in the Premier League might need a manager because any club could need a manager at any given time.

“It’s a brutal business with results. Clubs change their managers very quickly at the moment.”

Gerrard was surprised to see his old Liverpool manager sacked by Real, claiming: “I’m sad for Rafa because I thought he was doing a decent job at Madrid.

“But with the quality in his CV, I’m sure big clubs around the world will be trying to get Rafa Benitez because he’s a wonderful manager.”

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