West Ham fans are widely known to have a lack of faith in their board and their ability to splash the cash on quality, but for once, if they could get their hands on someone in the mould of Benitez, or even the man himself, supporters would have very little to complain about.
"This is an exciting time for our football club", Sullivan said.
According to Chilean media outlet Pauta, the 64-year-old has agreed to leave his current club in China in order to take the reins vacated by David Moyes last week.
Moyes arrived in November on a contract until the end of the season, and guided West Ham out of the relegation zone to a 13th-place finish on Sunday.
Now the club is looking for a "high-caliber figure" to "take West Ham United forward in line with our ambitions".
So for the time being, I think West Ham will appoint a new boss but it will be Manuel Pellegrini, whilst I can only see the Rafa - Ashley stand-off dragging on for the foreseeable future.
It was in July of previous year that Benitez urged Ashley to "keep his word" over transfer funds and reminded him that he could have quit the club for a mega-money deal in China.
He mentioned: 'After I had the assembly with Mike Ashley (in Might, 2017) I used to be assured that we now have the cash obtainable and the wages. Hopefully Mike can preserve his phrase and we are able to do what we need to do. He said that he would give us every last penny so hopefully he will do it and I'm confident that he will.
It was in July of final 12 months that Benitez urged Ashley to "preserve his phrase" over switch funds and reminded him that he might have stop the membership for a mega-money deal in China.
'Then the meeting was crucial to convince me to stay.
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