Former footballer Steve Howey thinks that ex-Premier League boss Rafael Benitez would make a good appointment for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Spaniard, who won the Champions League with Liverpool back in 2005, is currently out of work having not managed since his departure from Dalian Professional in the Chinese Super League back in January this year, although he has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, including his former club, Newcastle United, as well as Tottenham Hotspur.
Wolves are currently on the lookout for someone in their dugout following the shock departure of Nuno Espirito Santo at the weekend. And speaking to Football FanCast, Howey felt that based on the way the club is run, Benitez could be an option for Wolves to consider:
“I would imagine that somebody like Rafa Benitez will be inundated with offers, but whether they are offers from Premier League teams, I’m not too sure.
“It’s obviously a club that has turned around its fortunes brilliantly and they [Wolves] seem to be quite a well-run club who appear to have some financial backing. So again, I wouldn’t disregard that idea of somebody like Rafa going there.”
Should Wolves look to hire Benitez?
It certainly would be a very forward-thinking move for Wolves to make. Nuno had built the foundations for a good Premier League side with back-to-back 7th-placed finishes, with extenuating circumstances partly to blame for their fall down the table this year.
Then when you add in Benitez and his background of winning trophies, he could be the man that takes them over the top and turns them from a team that flirted with top-6 finishes into a team that could be perennial European challengers.
So this should be a move for Wolves to consider making this summer as they look for a new manager.