PSG eye Benitez - The Gambling Times

PSG eye Benitez

Newcastle United's Rafa Benitez - RealTime Images

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has emerged as a target for French giants Paris Saint Germain.

PSG are considering the future of current head coach Thomas Tuchel – who was appointed last summer, succeeding the now Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

Emery was sacked, despite sealing a domestic treble as they looked to improve their Champions League hopes – but Tuchel has not delivered.

Tuchel has managed to guide the team to Ligue 1, but they have not defended their domestic cups and they also went out of the Champions League to Manchester United – who themselves have not been great.

Following their defeat in Coupe de France final to Rennes at the weekend – Tuchel admitted issues.

“It gives the impression we’re a bit fragile, not only in attack but in defense,” he said.

Now PSG’s hierarchy are looking at their options and Tuchel could be on the brink, as they want someone who can deliver a European title, and there are few available – but one of which is Benitez, who has a CV that appeals.

Benitez not only won the Champions League with Liverpool, but captured the Europa League for Chelsea and UEFA Cup with Valencia.

Now sources believe that intermediaries have made contact with Benitez – whose contract at Newcastle is due to expire at the end of this season.

Bookmakers believe Jose Mourinho is the most likely successor to Tuchel, with PaddyPower listing him at 11/8 but Benitez has been installed at 8/1.

Related Stories

Preview

Daily Betting Brief with Betfred – Jan 29

A look at the day's best bets with Betfred, featuring Australian Open Tennis and plenty of football...

Match Preview

Premier League Wednesday Preview

Champions-elect Liverpool have the chance to move 19 points clear a the top of the Premier League on Wednesday.

Preview

Racing Daily with BetVictor – Jan 29

A look at the latest racing news including a preview of Wednesday's action with BetVictor's Charlie McCann.

Match Preview

Carabao Cup semi-final second leg preview – Man City v Man Utd

The League Cup Final line-up will be confirmed on Wednesday evening, as champions Manchester City host neighbours Manchester United.

Betting Calculator



Launch as pop-out window

Accumulator Calculator