Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says Rafa Benitez has recently been appointed the club’s new manager. Benitez, 53, whose contract as interim Chelsea manager,ending this summer had been on the look out for a new job.
The club president posted a picture of the pair shaking hands on Twitter and told followers: “Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli. A man of great international experience. A leader.”
Benitez will replace Walter Mazzarri, who has joined Serie A rivals Inter. Benitez saw Chelsea to victory in the Europa League while a third-place finish in the Premier League ensured Champions League football at Stamford Bridge next season.
Despite that success the Ex Liverpool Boss remained unpopular with a section of the Chelsea support after succeeding Roberto Di Matteo in November, and had underlined his intention to leave the club at the end of the season.