SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: REAL MADRID OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE BENITEZ AS NEW COACH

REAL MADRID OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE BENITEZ AS NEW COACH

It´s official, Rafael Benitez was presented by Spanish Football Club Real Madrid as their new Coach to media. The Spaniard signs for 3 seasons with a salary of 7M€/year, raising the question, will he last the full 3 years?

Rafael Benitez was clearly emotional as he has achieved his all time dream, to return "home" to Real Madrid as the Clubs Coach. Let me remind you that Benitez is 100 % Real Madrid, starting off as a promising youth player before a terrible knee injury ended his career at Madrid. The man then "transformed" himself into Coach taking on duties at the Club & training the junior teams before flying the nest. 

Starting at Valladolid, Osasuna, taking Spanish Club Levante into 1º Division & later taking Valencia CF to Liga title & onto the Champions League Final where they lost to Real Madrid. The rest is history, Liverpool FC, Inter Milan, Chelsea FC, Napoli & now...

Real Madrid CF 2015

The Coach will have to fill a hole left by Ancelotti, especially with the players who have taken the departure of the Italian badly. Benitez has experience, is disciplined & firm, the last a quality that Real Madrid Directives believed lacked from Ancelotti.

Early days & we will all need to wait to see results. Not all of the Real Madrid fan base see the signing of Benitez as positive, some fear the defensive tactical predisposition of their new Coach while others see possible head to head clash with some star players, as Benitez attempts to impose his style & field set-up which could ruffle feathers. His first duties is to settle the ongoing "bleeding issue" of Iker Casillas & perhaps show the door to some other "sacred cow".

Welcome to Spanish Football Rafa!

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