Napoli Appoint Rafael Benitez as Manager
The 53-year-old Spaniard, whose spell as interim Chelsea manager is coming to an end, will replace Walter Mazzarri, who has joined Napoli’s Serie A rivals Inter.
Napoli club president Aurelio De Laurentiis posted a picture on Twitter of himself shaking hands with Benitez.
“Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli,” he tweeted. “A man of great international experience. A leader.”
Napoli, who finished second in Serie A to qualify for the Champions League next season, later confirmed the appointment, calling Benitez a “prestigious” coach.