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Though there are managerial vacancies at Everton and Arsenal, Rafael Benitez is adamant he is happy in the Chinese Super League.
Rafael Benitez won the Champions League with Liverpool and coached Real Madrid, but the scale of the task he confronts in China was laid bare this week in humiliating fashion.
Yannick Carrasco scored after 45 seconds, in an excellent move which went viral on social media all over the world. Atletico Madrid could have done with him scoring more goals for them over the years.
Rafael Benitez's arrival grabbed the headlines but Chinese Super League teams have sent the managerial merry-go-round into hyperspeed with five of the 16 clubs making changes in one month.
Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner, has attacked Rafa Benitez, the ex-Newcastle manager. Ashley accuses the Spaniard of only thinking about the money in comments to the 'Daily Mail".
Rafael Benitez has recruited a familiar face to join him in China, signing striker Salomon Rondon from West Brom.
Rafael Benitez feels valued by the hierarchy at new club Dalian Yifang, something that was not always the case at Newcastle United.
Rafael Benitez admits he faces a stiff challenge in China but hopes to "create something great" at Dalian Yifang, where he can rely on the deep pockets of the club's owner, huge Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group.Â
Champions League-winning manager Rafael Benitez said Tuesday that he will join Chinese top-tier side Dalian Yifang, just days after his three-year reign at English club Newcastle United came to an end.
Marek Hamsik has been linked with a return to Serie A with Roma, four months after departing Napoli, but his agent has ruled out a move.