Friday August 9 2013
Mazzola backs Napoli boss Benitez

Sandro Mazzola is confident Rafael Benitez will be a success with Napoli following his summer switch to the Stadio San Paolo.

The Azzurri turned to the Spaniard after previous boss Walter Mazzarri left at the end of his contract to join Inter.

Although Benitez’s previous spell in Serie A lasted less than six months at Inter in 2010, Mazzola has faith in his skills.

“I think we’ll see a great Napoli,” Italian legend Mazzola told Radio Kiss Kiss. “I like the Spaniard a lot. He’s got a strong character and makes himself understood to his players.

“I immediately thought that he would be a good choice for a Napoli side who now need to take a step up in quality.

“Juventus, having won the Scudetto, will be favourites, but Napoli will be right behind them followed by Milan, Fiorentina and Inter.”

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