Monday May 27 2013
‘Benitez needs right conditions’

Arrigo Sacchi has reflected on the imminent appointment of Rafa Benitez at Napoli and hopes that he is given a positive working environment.

The Spaniard is expected to be announced in the next 24 hours at Walter Mazzarri’s replacement at the Stadio San Paolo.

Known for having a different style of play, Sacchi hopes that the incoming Coach is able to find his feet.

 “There are Coaches who practice constructive football and those who choose other paths,” commented Sacchi to Radio Kiss Kiss today.

“There is no continuity because Mazzarri practiced a very different kind of football compared to that Benitez plays.

“Often Coaches arrived to find a situation like that of the Tower of Babel. De Laurentiis has chosen a different route with Benitez, who at an international level has certainly done more.

“Will he be more successful? Winning is an adjective that I never use. Eriksson and Ancelotti are labelled as losers, but then look at their careers and you’ll realise they have won everything.

“If you win, the merits are not always all yours. The project engineer must be at the centre, this usually does not happen because he must also govern business.

“You have to find groups of players who are not so different from one another. Then this simplifies the situation when working. 

“Benitez is a serious professional, if he is placed in the ideal conditions then he can give you a style of play and you can achieve certain goals.

“The game and the motivation will count, but the result will only come if you have both elements, otherwise it is like have petrol, a car, but no motor. The engine is the game.

“Mazzarri has done a great job at Napoli and above all, in addition to having a functional identity he has chosen players ideal to his philosophy of play and he got what he wanted.”