Next Permanent Liverpool Manager
Liverpool FC have offered Benitez a severance deal to leave immediately. If the manager accepts the offer, he could have departed Liverpool by the weekend.
Under Benitez, Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005 but they finished a lowly seventh in the Premier League last season.
Benitez has recently been linked with the job at Inter Milan.
There will be no shortage of potential suitors for the manager's job at Anfield.
Roy Hodgson (5/1) had an impressive season at Fulham last year, where he guided them to the Europa League final.
Guus Hiddink (8/1) has huge managerial experience and won the 2009 FA Cup final with Chelsea.
Martin O'Neill (7/4 ) has resolved his differences with Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner and his team plays attractive football.
Martin O'Neill 7/4
Roy Hodgson 5/1
Jurgen Klinsmann 6/1
Kenny Dalglish 7/1
Guus Hiddink 8/1