Friday, 7th February, 2014

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has laughed off being linked with taking over the Qatar national team.

It has been speculated that Qatar want to appoint Benitez this summer and have the Spanish coach lead the team right up to and through the 2022 World Cup the country will host.

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And the Qatar FA are thought to be prepared to pay Benitez €10m per year.

"In Qatar I'd get €10m net per season? I already have my suitcase ready", the Napoli coach joked to Italian news wire ANSA.


"I am one hundred per cent focused on what I am doing now", he continued.

"I demonstrated that in London [at Chelsea], where everyone was just waiting for me to leave but I stayed focused and won the Europa League."

Benitez only joined Napoli last summer and was given significant backing in the transfer market.

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