Rafa confirms Napoli exit

Rafa BenitezRafa Benitez has announced that he will leave Napoli at the end of the season after two years in charge.

Madrid-born Benitez spoke in a press conference today alongside Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, and saying: ‘My contract with Napoli was a two-year deal. A contract that will end on Sunday after the game against Lazio. “

‘I want to thank the club, its president and the fans for what you have done for me.I want to say goodbye to this club and I want to end my cycle here with a victory and a place in the qualifying round of the Champions League.’

‘The first thing is the distance from my family, a few weeks ago I spoke to my wife to try to convince her, but then I told Aurelio that it would not have been an easy task, He had to look ahead and so did I, we will try to win until the end.’

Benitez, who began his coaching career with Real Madrid’s B team, has been away from Spain since 2004, when he left Valencia to take the helm at Liverpool. He is odds on favourite to take charge of Real Madrid.


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6 comments on “Rafa confirms Napoli exit

  1. NO, he can go to Madrid

  2. Makes me laugh,everyone saying quick get Benitez,sign him up,unveil him as our manager,lol,his season hasnt even finished in Italy yet 😀

  3. lol… anayway, he’s not on my list now.

  4. I am sure his wife lives in England, so Milan or Madrid are both far away from her , maybe, just maybe, he is coming to West Ham. we should know on Monday.


  5. Yeah she still liveas in the merseyside area i believe,i think she has a charity or foundation she set up in the liverpool area.

  6. Keep saying Mrs Rafa is not going to be happy with him in Madrid,still think he is hopping Liverpool will go for him before he signs,
    But he won’t be coming to us,we can’t give him the transfer money he needs or wont

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