Benitez is itching to get back into management having been out of work since being axed by Inter Milan in December 2010.
And the Spaniard insists his heart is still set on a Premier League role.
Benitez said: “I would like to be on the pitch all the time. It’s something that you enjoy.
“But I’ve said before, you have to wait. I have experience in three countries. You have to wait for the right offer.
“In the meantime, we have to keep watching games and analysing games.
“I’m open to top sides if they can compete but the priority could be the Premier League because we know the league and the family are settled down here.
“It’s a great league at the same time so to go there is right.”