Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard (pictured) admits he was sad to see Rafa Benitez sacked from his job at Real Madrid - but he's backed his old boss to land another job in the Premier League.
Benitez left the 10-time European champions earlier this week after just seven months, with Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane replacing him in the dugout.
Gerrard says he thought the former Liverpool boss was doing a good job at the Bernabeu. "I'm sad for Rafa because I thought he was doing a decent job at Madrid," Gerrard said.
"But with the quality in his CV, I'm sure big clubs around the world will be trying to get Rafa Benitez because he's a wonderful manager."
The Benitez family home is still on the Wirral, and Gerrard believes Benitez could now return to English football.
He added: "I can (see Benitez returning to England). I don't know what club though.
"You never know what club in the Premier League might need a manager because any club could need a manager at any given time.
"It's a brutal business with results. Clubs change their managers very quickly at the moment."