And yesterday, asked whether he would accept an offer from Inter's president, Massimo Moratti, Reds boss Benitez gave a strange answer.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Spanish Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, where he received an honorary medal, Benitez said: "Now I am here at the university and I am very happy."
The Sun says when quizzed about the decision of Serie A giants Juventus to snub him and appoint Luigi Del Neri as their new boss, he added: "I tell you the same thing. I'm very happy at the university."
Benitez was then asked if he was being very defensive but just said: "I have to."