Friday May 24 2013
Napoli confirm Benitez as next Coach

Rafael Benitez is set to become the new Napoli Coach, President Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed.

The former Inter man has been the hot favourite to succeed Walter Mazzarri for a few weeks now, and the Partenopei owner has revealed this afternoon that the Spanish tactician will take over for next season.

"I've given myself a birthday gift, I've signed Benitez,” he told reporters.

“I'll make it official in the next few days as Benitez needs to end things with Chelsea.

“He'll have a two-year contract, no longer. We need to get to know each other first, then we'll see."