Football: Rafael Benitez appointed Napoli coach
ROME (AFP) - Rafael Benitez was appointed coach of Serie A side Napoli on Monday the club president announced.
The 53-year-old Spaniard - whose previous experience in Serie A was a painful short-lived spell with Inter Milan - had been widely expected to be named and Napoli supremo Aurelio De Laurentiis tweet confirmed that to be the case.
"Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli," tweeted De Laurentiis, whose side finished runners-up in the recently finished Serie A season.
"He is a man of experience and a true leader." Benitez, who had also been linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, had a successful spell in charge of Chelsea after replacing the sacked Champions League winning coach Roberto di Matteo.