Tuesday May 28 2013
Benitez 'excited' for Napoli start

Rafa Benitez has admitted he is 'delighted' to have taken charge of such an 'illustrious' club as Napoli.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis announced on Monday evening that the Spanish tactician would succeed Walter Mazzarri at the Partenopei.

And the former Inter Coach has claimed that he can't wait to get started at Stadio San Paolo.

“Now that the agreement is confirmed, I can say I am very happy and very satisfied for having committed to a great club with an illustrious heritage like Napoli,” he stated on his official website.

“I understand the history of the city and how the club forms a fundamental part of the culture and traditions of Naples.

“I must confess that I am extremely excited because I can share my passion for football with the fans of Napoli - it is proven that they are very, very special.

“I look forward to experiencing each and every one of the fans of Napoli and their strong support for this project that we will begin.

“I’m happy to become a member of that great family of Naples and thus we can share the triumphs together.

“We will begin from the start as we mean to go on and we will fight from the beginning to achieve success for the fans of SSC Napoli.”

The tactician has also confirmed that physical trainer Francisco de Miguel Moreno and goalkeeper Coach Vicente Javier Valero Berchili will join him in Naples.