It really wouldn’t surprise me if it was Benitez, if Gino has learned one thing from all this maybe it’s that you can’t treat the managers job as if it’s a Ryanair or easyJet pilot. I don’t think the wages in themselves would be an issue, after all look what Troy and Andre earn and contribute. The issue would be length of contract, let’s say (random figure) RB wanted £3m a year on a 3 year deal, Gino isn’t going to want to be on the hook for £9m with the frequency he dispatches managers. If he can get the usual two year deal with a one year break clause I can’t see the actual wages being an issue, especially with all the failures Gino’s had and compo he’s had to fork out over the years. The question is though why would a decent manager accept such a deal? Either way maybe it’s time Gino actually bit the bullet and appointed a proven top tier manager?