Rafael Benitez: Summer Job Options for Chelsea's Europa League-Winning Manager

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Rafael Benitez: Summer Job Options for Chelsea's Europa League-Winning Manager
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Chelsea's interim manager, Rafael Benitez, will shortly be departing his role at Stamford Bridge, but his five months of work at the club has yielded further tangible success to his resume with the dramatic victory in the UEFA Europa League final.

He's patently not wanted by those who pay their money to watch Chelsea play at home, despite the success he has brought them this year, but with a record of managing some of Europe's biggest sides and winning various trophies, he won't be short of job offers come summer.

A European Cup and a UEFA Cup on the record books already looks impressive; add to that the two La Liga titles won at Valencia, another top-four finish and a Europa League trophy attained in half a season with Chelsea's at-times dysfunctional unit, and the picture starts to look pretty clear that Benitez is a respected manager who plenty of clubs will be keen to attract.

So what might his choices be? Here are five clubs, or types of club, where the Spaniard could be working next season.

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