Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez says his future at Anfield could be resolved soon.
The Spaniard and his legal team have been negotiating a new contract for several weeks and rumours have persisted that he could leave the club. It’s understood that he wants a 4 year deal but that the club’s American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are unhappy at some of his demands.
However, following Liverpool’s 1 – 0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League, Benitez insisted that any stumbling blocks could be overcome and that speculation surrounding his exit was wide of the mark saying:
It needs to be clear that I was not thinking of resigning. My aim is to keep working and winning and to tell the owners that on the pitch.
I expect talks to continue between my lawyers, my advisors, myself and the owners.
I am really pleased with my position at the club, I have not been thinking about resigning.
My aim is to win every game that is possible for this club, and my advisors will continue to talk. We will see what happens then.
The club has made it clear this rumour was not true. That is important for everyone. Stability is the key if you want to be successful.