Salgado tipping Rafa for Real move

The Reds manager, who started his coaching career at Santiago

Bernabeu, has been strongly linked with a return to his homeland.

Real are currently under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini, but the

Chilean has struggled to win over a sceptical Real support. He

could yet lead the club to the Primera Liga title, but the Spanish

giants have previous when it comes to parting with successful

bosses. Should they decide to bring in a new manager, Benitez is

expected to be towards the top of their wish list. Salgado, who

enjoyed 10 productive years at the Bernabeu before joining

Blackburn last summer, feels the Anfield chief would be a success

in Spain, but believes Inter Milan’s Jose Mourinho would also be in

the frame. “Could he (Benitez) take charge of Madrid? Why not?”

Salgado told The Sun. “The opinion on Rafa in Spain is great. “He

won the league twice with Valencia and got them to two Champions

League finals. “First let’s see if Real can win La Liga. I think,

though, it will be a big battle between Benitez and Mourinho.”