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Chelsea boss Benitez: Real Madrid is my sweetheart

Rafael Benitez has seemingly thrown his hat in the ring for the Real Madrid managerial role.

The Chelsea interim boss spent time with Real as both a player and a manager in the past and insists that the Spanish champions are his 'sweetheart', indicating that he would be interested if Jose Mourinho's role was to pop up.

"I have a contract (with Chelsea) until the end of the season and I am going to do everything possible for this club to have the best success," Benitez told Radio Nacional de Espana.

"Real Madrid have a determined manager with a contract and this deserves respect. As a manager, you always have your sweetheart. I have a link with the fans and they have treated me well.

"I arrived at (Real) Madrid when I was 13-years-old and I'm from Madrid. But I don't want to get involved in this speculation because my words aren't always interpreted."

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