Former ​Liverpool manager, ​Rafael Benitez has revealed that he would be open to taking up the ​Everton job in the future, despite being considered a legend for their hated rivals.

The Spaniard led the Reds to a dramatic UEFA Champions League title win in 2005 during which they registered a dramatic comeback win against AC Milan in the final. He left Liverpool in 2010 and despite being an icon for them, Benitez has not ruled out returning back to the city but this time in the Everton dugout.

“Obviously I have Liverpool connections, that is very clear. But at the same time we are involved in the city, we have a lot of friends in the city, Evertonians and Liverpudlians," Benitez said as quoted by ​Goal.

“So I don’t have any problem with the fans, with the people there. Obviously we are closer to Liverpool but in the future, I am a professional, so in the future, you never know. Imagine I want to stay in England, I want to stay close to my family, I cannot get a job, then you have a job there close to you.”

Everton are currently in the market for a new manager after sacking previous incumbent, Marco Silva with Duncan Ferguson incharge on interim basis.