Benitez refuses to commit future to Napoli

Rafa BenitezRafa Benitez still hasn’t signed a contract extension with Napoli.

He told reporters in Italy: “You all know I still have to speak to my family. I have already talked to Aurelio over the last few days. We must stay concentrated only on the games we’ve got left this season. We’ll see about my future later on.”

Napoli and Dnipro played out a 1-1 Europa league semi final draw at the Stadio San Paolo last week when a late goal gave the Ukrainians the advantage in the semi-final tie. They play the second leg of the semi final tomorrow in Kiev and need to score to make it to the Europa league final on 27th May.

Benitez has received a touchline ban for next Monday’s league match against Cesena for using an expletive to describe all of Italian football after a recent draw against Parma. A disciplinary statement published by the Lega Serie Aon Tuesday said that the Spanish coach “at the end of the match, while leaving the playing field, declared at the top of his voice ‘this is s— Italian football for you;’

Benitez has made it clear he is considering a return to the English Premier League, but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has been urging the Spaniard to sign an extension.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

9 comments on “Benitez refuses to commit future to Napoli

  1. Ahaha… Thanks Rafa… Lol

  2. Lmao,you are Italian i think Matte? He has slagged your football,hang him!!!!!!,lol

  3. Oh dear Matte,what a b*stard,now you wont want him as our manager,lol 😀

    • I know you would love a Hippo in the San Siro Matte,if he was Inter manager anyway 😀

      • hahaha… Stew, if Hippo was Inter Manager, he would be the welcome… lol


  4. Ahahah… Boys, Ty… Sorry but I cannot accept this offense… my Italian pride has been hurt… Sam is better, I want him for the next three years… Lol


  5. Hahaha,now thats funny,lol,btw Matte,i saw today in the paper that Liverpool have approached Milan about Jeremy Menez,probably crap but it was in the papers this morning 😉

  6. Ahahaha… Rafa says Italian rubbish football, Liverpool Will buy menez and so Milan Will be relegated… The next news Will be ” new deal for Sam with West Ham, three years”… This is My Lucky day… Lol 🙂

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