Rafa Benitez to be appointed Celtic manager after quitting China
Benitez would be going head-to-head with his previous Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard for supremacy in Glasgow
Rafa Benitez is set to end up being Celtic’s new supervisor.
The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle boss has actually quit Chinese Super League club Dalian Pro.
And Mirror Football understands he is now in the frame to take over from Neil Lennon at Parkhead.
It would imply 60-year-old Benítez going head-to-head with his former Kop captain Steven Gerrard for supremacy in Glasgow.
Gerrard saw his Rangers team go 23 points clear at the top of the SPL with a 5-0 over Ross County the other day.
Lennon has actually come under increasing pressure as Celtic have actually crumbled in their bid to make history by claiming a 10th succeeding title.
Poor efficiencies on the pitch have been intensified by the row that emerged when Lennon took his squad for a warm weather condition training camp in Dubai while the coronavirus pandemic rages.
Benítez, who has also handled Valencia, Inter Milan, Napoli and Real Madrid, cited the pandemic as lagging his decision to quit a ₤ 12million-a-year job in China.
He left Newcastle in the summer of 2019 after failing to concur a brand-new agreement with Toom owner Mike Ashley.
He spent six years at the Anfield helm when Gerrard was at the peak of his playing powers.
He won the Champions League in 2005 however was unable to provide the Premier League title.
His abrupt accessibility implies Celtic have a first-rate replacement for Lennon.
The Irishman returned to Celtic for a second stint in charge when Brendan Rodgers walked out to take control of at Leicester almost two years earlier.
After assisting the Bhoys complete a historic third successive SPL, Scottish Cup and League Cup treble his visit was made irreversible.
Celtic were crowned champions once again last season when the project was halted by the pandemic when they were 13 points clear at the top.