- Rafa Benitez could dump Newcastle United to become Chelsea boss for the second time
- The former Real Madrid boss once managed the club and led them to their first Europa League triumph
- The manager's future at his present club is in doubt after stalling on signing new contract
Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has been tipped to stage a return to Chelsea and replace Juventus bound Maurizio Sarri.
The 59-year-old tactician managed the Blues on a short term basis between 2012 and 2013 and led them to their first Europa League triumph.
He has however gone ahead to handle Napoli and Real Madrid before his return to the Premier League in 2016.
Meanwhile, with Sarri almost sealing a move to join the Old Lady this summer, the Spaniard could emerge the next manager at the London club.
Daily Mail quoting Tuttosport reports that the former Liverpool boss is ready to step in and take over from the Italian born gaffer.
The publication further states that Benitez's future at the St James' Park remains unsure after refusing to pen a new deal with the club yet.
He has been able to keep them in the Premier League for the second term after their return to the topflight despite very little budget running the club.
During his first reign at the club, the Spanish born tactician was not a popular figure with Blues fans due to the fierce rivalry he had with Jose Mourinho, while he was at the club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea are interested in bringing Jose Mourinho back to the Stamford Bridge as their next manager.
The Blues are faced with the dilemma of finding a new handler for their team as Maurizio Sarri is set for Stamford Bridge exit this summer.
The Italian tactician has been tipped to replace Massimiliano Allegri as Juventus manager and help the Allianz Stadium outfit shine in Europe next campaign.
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