After Brendan Rodgers’ exit from the King Power, Rafa Benitez has emerged as the favourite to take over the reins at the East Midlands outfit. The former Newcastle boss has been out of work since leaving Everton over a year ago, with reports suggesting that the Leicester hierarchy are looking to bring the Spaniard in.
Despite his last role at the Toffees turning out to be a pretty sour affair, Benitez still has a good track record – especially in terms of Premier League experience. The former RealMadrid manager had his best spell in charge of Liverpool, guiding the Merseyside outfit to that famous Champions League win in Istanbul in 2005, as well doing a decent job as ‘interim’ boss of Chelsea in 2012/13 when he guided the Blues to Europa League glory.Benitez also enjoyed a good run with Newcastle, guiding the Magpies to the Championship title at their first attempt, as well as cementing their Premier League status before a falling out with then-owner Mike Ashley.
It's been said that Benitez has turned down multiple proposals since his Everton dismissal inJanuary 2022, stating that he wanted to wait for the right opportunity. Despite a poorseason so far, the Foxes still have a lot of quality in their squad that Benitez may feel hecould get the best out of.