Former Liverpool boss Benitez rules out imminent PL return

Former Liverpool boss Benitez rules out imminent PL return

Dalian Yifang head coach Rafael Benitez has ruled out an imminent return to the Premier League. 

Last month, Benitez admitted that he wants to return to the Premier League in the future. In his interview with Sky Sports on Monday night, the former Liverpool and Newcastle boss said he won't be returning to England at the moment. The 59-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs including Arsenal and West Ham United. 

"I am happy, really pleased, they trust me, we have a lot of staff working on a big project. We want to leave a legacy, it's a challenge for me, and I'm learning a lot, it's a great experience, and I'm quite happy at the moment," he said. 

The Spaniard also admitted that he came close to joining the Hammers in 2015 but the deal failed to materialize as he signed for Real Madrid. 

"It was in the past, it's true that I was nearly there (at West Ham). Then Real Madrid came, and I needed a couple of days to know exactly what was going on."

"Obviously I couldn't say no to Real Madrid, but it was a good time and it's a massive club. Everybody can see both teams (West Ham and Arsenal) have problems, but both are massive clubs and they will do well at the end."