Arsene Wenger will be burdened after his team got defeated 5-1 on Wednesday at Allianz Arena. The result of the showdown with Bayern Munich will result to more fans and pundit calling for his departure from the club after 20 long years of reign before he puts more blemish on his name.
There have been rumours that former Gunner Thierry Henry might possibly be moving to a new management team as a coach and also Spanish coach, Rafael Benitez. Benitez is on a mission to reinstate Newcastle back on the Premier League having been relegated last season.
Despite talks of a possible move to the Emirates, the 56-year-old is wholly dedicated to Newcastle.
“I’m the manager for Newcastle playing against Norwich and then the next games.
“That’s it, so I’m so focused on that. As a manager, you are used to have clubs talking and the media talking so what you have to do is just concentrate on your job.”
When asked by The Sun if he thinks Wenger would retire this summer, Benitez said:
“I don’t know.
“I have a good relationship with him. I think he’s a good manager, and that he’s doing a great job, but that is not my concern.”
The Spaniard is familiar with English football having coached Liverpool from 2004 to 2010 where he had immense success. After sometime at Serie A Club Inter Milan, he returned to Premier League to replace Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo in 2012.
He had a brief time at Napoli and Real Madrid before he returned to bail out Newcastle from relegation.
Once Benitez is back to coaching a Premier League club, he is expected to be on a shortlist to replace Wenger if the Gunners manager decides his time is up at the Emirates. Benitez’s record proves he is a man always willing to take up a challenge and he would know the best way to pilot the team.