Thursday, 6th February, 2014

Qatar are eyeing making Rafael Benitez an offer which would see him become the highest-paid coach in world football.

Benitez is currently in charge at Serie A outfit Napoli, but according to Italian outlet Sportmediaset, is wanted by the Middle Eastern country.

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Qatar would like to appoint Benitez as national team boss at the end of the season, with the plan being for the Spaniard to build a team for the 2022 World Cup.

That tournament is due to be hosted by Qatar, although it is not yet clear whether it will take place in the summer or the winter.


It also remains to be seen whether Benitez would be willing to take up what would mean an eight-year break from club coaching.

However, if he did agree, Qatar would be willing to put him on a yearly salary of €10m.

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