Benitez arrives in Madrid

benitezRafael Benitez has arrived in Madrid, less than 24 hours after overseeing his final game in charge of Napoli which he lost 4-2 to Lazio.

Benitez is expected to be named the new Real Madrid coach this week.

“I am enthusiastic and happy,” Benitez told the Spanish press upon his arrival in the capital. “Although there are things that still need to be discussed,” he said.

It is claimed that Real Madrid hijacked a deal for Rafa Benitez with whom the Hammers were said to be within a couple of hours from reaching an agreement with.


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6 comments on “Benitez arrives in Madrid

  1. smart move… Benitez instead of Ancelotti… 1 year and he’ll be fired.

  2. Was he on the same flight as Aurelio De Laurentiis and if our spotter at Madrid Barajas International sees Emery can he find out where he’s flying to

  3. I don’t get how the bloke got offered the job when he didn’t even qualify for champ league? Are we missing something here? Maybe the news hasn’t reached Madrid yet lol

  4. Lol,i dont really get it either.Is Rafa really going to do anything any different of better than Ancelotti could have done.Not sure.But it is an odd appointment as far as im concerned 😉

  5. In Reals terms this season is a disaster,I know hard for us to understand but Barc have the double and likely to add the European Cup to it,
    Rafa in Spain is highly regarded and seen as the next National Manager,what he did at Valencia was good his time at Liverpool,Chelski and Napoli were seen as good here as well with the resources he had available,he also has to be seen as the right man by the big stars and has made the right noises about using Bale,

  6. Yeah we will wait till the end of nxt season & see him thrown out on his ear.He wont last more than one season,lol 😉

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