Benitez enters Madrid fray

The latest name to appear on the list of potential candidates for the post of Real Madrid boss, should Carlo Ancelotti leave, is Rafa Benitez.

According to Marca, the Napoli Coach is unlikely to renew his contract with the Serie A outfit and reports in Italy suggest he is one of a number of possible replacements in the event of Ancelotti’s departure.

Benitez has been linked with the Madrid hotseat on a couple of occasions in the past, particularly after steering Valencia to two La Liga titles and Liverpool to Champions League glory.

Although Tuesday was earmarked for the day Ancelotti was due to sit down and discuss his situation with club President Florentino Perez, it now seems likely the pair will meet after the final game of the season against Getafe this weekend.

Reports maintain that Sunday is when the Italian will definitely learn whether or not his future lies at the Santiago Bernabeu, while at the moment he is continuing to prepare the team as normal for the Getafe match. 

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