The Spaniard spent six successful years in charge of Liverpool but is now without a job after getting the boot from Real Madrid last month.
Benitez, 55, also worked in the Premier League with Chelsea and insists a return to England is top of his list.
Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport on Wednesday night, he said: “I like the Premier League and it is a priority [to return there] because my family lives on the Wirral. But it is not easy because I have to watch every league just in case,’ he said.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Sunderland, Swansea and Aston Villa have already changed coaches this season and Benitez doesn’t expect to return to management until the summer.