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RAFAEL BENITEZ RUMORS

Report: Real Madrid boss Benitez wants Chelsea duo Hazard, Costa

Rafael Benitez reportedly wants to make the signing of Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Diego Costa his first act as Real Madrid's new manager. The duo have been vital cogs in the Chelsea side this season as Jose Mourinho's side claimed the Premier League title. But the Sunday Telegraph claims both players are on Benitez's radar after the Spaniard took over at the Bernabeu last week and...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez's recent coaching record matches Real Madrid's mediocrity

The news is finally official: Rafael Benitez is the new coach of Real Madrid. The former Valencia, Liverpool, Chelsea and Napoli boss was announced on Wednesday by Los Blancos and is delighted to be back at the club where he started out. But not everybody is happy. Many Real fans, along with most of the players and the majority of the Madrid media, wanted former coach Carlo Ancelotti...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez arrives in Spanish capital to discuss Real Madrid job

Less than 24 hours after overseeing his final game in charge of Napoli, Rafael Benitez landed in Madrid on Monday morning. The 55 year old, whose two-year stint with Napoli ended with a 4-2 home defeat to Lazio on Sunday, is expected to be named as the new Real Madrid coach this week. Madrid-born Benitez has been strongly linked with Real this summer, the club where he started his...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Benitez fails to win last match as Napoli boss; Palermo top Roma

Rafael Benitez failed to deliver Champions League football to Napoli as his final act before leaving the Serie A club for pastures new ended in a 4-2 defeat at home to Lazio. Lazio were three points clear in third place heading into Sunday night's end-of-the-season encounter in Naples but the hosts' superior head-to-head record meant a win would see the teams swap places. While Marco...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid expected to present Rafael Benitez as new manager next Wednesday

Rafael Benitez is expected to be officially presented as Real Madrid manager next Wednesday, according to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol. The host of the television programs Jugones and El Chiringuito revealed that the Napoli coach will be unveiled as Real Madrid’s new boss at the Santiago Bernabeu on June 3 at 13:00 CET (8:00am EST). Benitez will assume control of the La...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Benitez moves closer to Real Madrid after confirming Napoli departure

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will leave the club after Sunday’s final Serie A game against Lazio. The announcement was made earlier today during a joint press conference with club president Aurelio de Laurentiis, who thanked Benitez for his efforts and announced that a search for the coach’s replacement had already began. “A year ago he had already thought...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez confirms Napoli exit

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez confirms Napoli exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Napoli have confirmed their manager Rafael Benitez will leave the club after the end of the season. In a press conference, the Spanish manager has expressed his desire to leave the Italian club after Sunday’s last league game against Lazio. “I thank the President, society and all...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Five reasons Rafael Benitez will be a success at Real Madrid

Five reasons Rafael Benitez will be a success at Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Rafa Benitez looks set to replace Carlo Ancelotti as the next Real Madrid manager. It is evident that the fans and the players are keen to stick with the La Decima winner, but it seems Benitez might be in charge next season if Perez has his way. Carlo Ancelotti is a world class manager...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

Much of Rafael Benitez’s two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool. The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at the Stadio San Paolo for delivering very little despite having a squad that could have won the club’s first Scudetto since the days of Diego...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Benitez: Everyone at Chelsea was waiting for me to leave

Benitez: Everyone at Chelsea was waiting for me to leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNapoli boss Rafael Benitez didn’t enjoy a great time during his time at Chelsea, where he served as an interim-manager of the London club last season. It was obvious. Fans were quick to understand Rafa’s tactical acumen, but he was never going to be favourite among the fans, because...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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