Napoli Appoint Rafael Benitez as Manager

Rafael BenitezThe 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.

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