Sunday, 18th September, 2011
Rafael Benitez is believed to have been offered the chance to take over at Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow.
The Spaniard has been out of football since being sacked as Inter coach in December of last year and has maintained that he is waiting for the right post before moving back into management.
Benitez recently revealed he has knocked back a number of offers and it remains to be seen whether the chance to boss Spartak Moscow will turn his head.
The Russian side are thought to be offering Benitez a salary of some €3M per year on a two-year contract.
Spartak have underachieved in recent years and are keen to once again taste Champions League football and challenge for the Russian Premier League title.
Former player Valery Karpin is currently holding the fort as caretaker coach, after failing to make his mark in the position, holding his hands up, and admitting Spartak need someone new.
The feeling in Moscow is that Benitez could be the man to help the club topple CSKA Moscow, Zenit St. Petersburg and Rubin Kazan, while also meeting the threat posed by upstarts Anzhi Makhachkala.
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