Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez coy on future

Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez

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Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez insists he is happy at the Italian club and will confirm his contract situation next month.

The former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss is out of contract at the end of the season and it remains unclear whether or not he will stay in Naples.

He has been linked with a return to English football with Newcastle United, but a more eye-catching position as Paris Saint-Germain coach has also been mooted should Laurent Blanc leave.

The latest reports suggest Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini could be tempted to leave the Citizens to take over Napoli if Benitez leaves, but the Spaniard is not giving anything away about his future just yet.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Dinamo Moscow, Benitez said: “I will talk in April.

“I gave the interview to France Football a month ago and I said the same things that I would repeat to you now. I’m very happy here.

“I don’t have any offers right now and no particular interest. All I’m thinking about is doing well against Dinamo Moscow (in the Europa League) and then in the league.

“Before April comes around, I want to try to win quite a few more matches. We’ve got a team who play beautiful football and we’ve already won two titles. That’s what the fans remind me every day when they ask me to stay.”

Benitez helped Napoli finish third in Serie A and win the Coppa Italia during his debut season in charge in 2013-14.

His side are 1.67 favourites to win their Europa League clash at the San Paolo on Thursday, with a draw priced at 3.67 and Dinamo Moscow at 4.79.

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