Villa chairman Lerner drops interest for Benitez, McClaren
The Daily Mail says the American, looking for his third manager in nine months, had a conversation with former Liverpool boss Benitez, but was not convinced, especially given Benitez's spending demands.
Significantly, Lerner cancelled a meeting with former England coach McClaren because of fans' reaction to his possible availability.
Benitez, 51, has been touting for a job back in the Premier League since his six-month tenure at Inter Milan ended disastrously in December.
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