Wednesday April 16 2014
ADL plans Benitez extension

Aurelio De Laurentiis is expected to not only exercise the option to keep Rafa Benitez for next year, but look to hand him a further contract extension.

The Spaniard’s first season at the San Paolo is set to end with a third place finish in Serie A, but the club President is reported by Il Mattino today as more than ready to trigger a believed option in the Coach’s contract to keep him in place for the second year of his contract.

Beyond exercising that reputed option by a deadline of May 15, De Laurentiis is also speculated as ready to sit down with Benitez’s representative to work out a new contract, to tie the 54-year-old to the club beyond the June 2015 expiry of his current deal.

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