Former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has hinted that he would be open to a Premier League return in the future.
The Spaniard left Tyneside in the summer after three years in charge and was replaced by Steve Bruce, a decision which left fans furious. Despite Newcastle sitting just two points away fifth place, Bruce is yet to match the popularity among the fans as his predecessor.
Benitez reportedly did not share the same vision as owner Mike Ashley and departed for
"If in the future, people were talking about our first game here when we had 30,000 people. After two or three games, we then had 55,000 people, so I like to see the fans enjoying the game, the passion and the commitment of the players.
Benitez enjoyed successful spells with Liverpool and Newcastle in the Premier League, and has admitted that he still follows both sides. However, he is not surprised that both of his former teams are playing well.
"Newcastle United, I will say after we were promoted and had two years in the Premier League, they are doing well.
"Now, it is a new team, a new manager and they have spent some money. I think Steve Bruce is doing well."