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Gerrard - I can see Rafa coming back to England


Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard (pictured) admits he was sad to see Rafa Benitez sacked from his job at Real Madrid - but he's backed his old boss to land another job in the Premier League.

Benitez left the 10-time European champions earlier this week after just seven months, with Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane replacing him in the dugout.

Gerrard says he thought the former Liverpool boss was doing a good job at the Bernabeu. "I'm sad for Rafa because I thought he was doing a decent job at Madrid," Gerrard said.

"But with the quality in his CV, I'm sure big clubs around the world will be trying to get Rafa Benitez because he's a wonderful manager."

The Benitez family home is still on the Wirral, and Gerrard believes Benitez could now return to English football.

He added: "I can (see Benitez returning to England). I don't know what club though.

"You never know what club in the Premier League might need a manager because any club could need a manager at any given time.

"It's a brutal business with results. Clubs change their managers very quickly at the moment."