Rafa Benitez to come in as Real Madrid manager
Santino Honasan on Jun 03, 2015 04:59 PM
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Just a week after relieving Carlo Ancelotti of his duties as Real Madrid’s manager, a replacement has already been named in Rafael “Rafa” Benitez, as reported by BBC.com.
The 58-year old Benitez, who up until last week had managed Napoli, ended a two-year run with the Italian club following a loss to Lazio.
Benitez will officially be named as Real’s new boss on Wednesday, June 3 (June 4, Manila time).
Benitez, a Madrid native himself, began his playing career in 1974, with the Real Madrid Castilla, Real’s B-team, before transferring to Parla in 1981, then to Linares in 1985. In 1993, Benitez began his Managerial career with RM Castilla. Throughout his career, Benitez has handled big-name clubs such as Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea as an interim manager, and most recently Napoli.
“Rafa” is no stranger to success, as he won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, as well as the UEFA Cup with Valencia in 2004 and the Europa League with Chelsea in 2013.