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Rafael Benitez to take over as Celtic boss?

Rafael Benitez to take over as Celtic boss?
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Rafael Benitez is reportedly primed to take over from Neil Lennon as Celtic manager following his departure from Chinese outfit Dalian Professional.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is reportedly set to become the new boss of Scottish champions Celtic.

The 60-year-old recently left his role at Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional by mutual consent and is on the lookout for his next job in management.

Some Newcastle fans have been calling for Benitez's return with the club struggling under Steve Bruce, but the former Magpies boss has supposedly decided to head further north.

According to The Mirror, Benitez will soon head to Scotland to take the reins at Celtic, who have endured a turbulent season under Neil Lennon.

The perennial champions find themselves 23 points behind runaway leaders Rangers having played three fewer matches, and Lennon's team were the victims of a coronavirus outbreak following their controversial winter trip to Dubai.

Benitez took charge of 37 games for Dalian Pro - winning 11, drawing eight and losing 18 matches at the helm.

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