Blues boss also eyes Madrid post.
Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez says that he would like to manage his national team Spain one day, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Spaniard has a contract with the West Londoners that lasts until the end of the season, and it looks increasingly likely that he will not be offered an extension on that deal.
And, in an interview with Spanish radio station Radio Nacional de Espana, Benitez said: “I have a good relationship with Vicente. But I can’t rule out one day becoming national coach when Vicente leaves.
“It’s something I will look at in the future, although for this I have to continue in elite football and keep doing things well.”
The former Liverpool manager also hinted that he would like to replace Jose Mourinho as the next Real Madrid coach.
“I have a contract until the end of the season and I am going to do everything possible for this club to have the best success,” Benitez added.
“Real Madrid have a determined manager with a contract and this deserves respect. As a manager, you always have your sweetheart. I have a link with the fans and they have treated me well.
“I arrived at Madrid when I was 13 years old and I’m from Madrid. But I don’t want to get involved in this speculation because my words aren’t always interpreted.”