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Reports from the Spanish capital suggest the shot-stopper agreed to leave Los Blancos this summer, given David De Gea's signing is 'a matter of days'.
After much controversy surrounding his legendary status with Real Madrid, it seems like Iker Casillas has decided to leave the during the upcoming transfer window. Diario As, TVE, Cadena Ser and other sources have reported the shot-stopper held a meeting with Rafael Benitez, recently appointed as Los Blancos' new coach, in which he requested him to "ease" his departure from La Casa Blanca... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blancos released an official statement on Wednesday, in which they revealed Benitez will be the new first-team manager.
It’s finally official. After weeks of speculation over who would be Carlo Ancelotti’s successor as Real Madrid boss, the club officially announced that they have signed Rafael Benitez as their new first-team manager.
BREAKING: Rafael Benitez appointed Real Madrid head coach on three year contract #SSNHQ pic.twitter.com/qF4Wom5omb
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Even though Real Madrid's execs told the shot-stopper they would like him to stay, the Spanish international wants to speak with Los Blancos' new coach to decide if he stays or if he listens to other offers.
After one of his most controversial seasons as Real Madrid's goalkeeper, Iker Casillas' future with the club is still uncertain. Last week, Jose Angel Sanchez, one of the team's execs, told the shot-stopper from Móstoles that Los Blancos wanted him back for next season, despite their interest in signing David De Gea. With that in mind, Casillas decided to meet with Rafael Benítez, who... Read the rest of the article »
Discontent over Los Blancos' decision to choose the Spanish manager as Carlo Ancelotti's successor continues to grow among the fans, however.
It’s not officially official, but Spanish coach Rafael Benitez will be announced as Real Madrid manager, that is after the remaining terms yet to be discussed are smoothed over.
The former Napoli boss, having coached Partenopei’s last game in Sunday’s 4-2 loss to Lazio, which saw the Serie A side finish fifth and miss out on Champions League football, has arrived in Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
His departure from the Italian club matches with the time that Real plans to announce its next manager. Benitez has decided not to extend his contract that expires this season.
Rafael Benitez has one last game to coach with Napoli before his contract expires and he has decided that an extension is not an option. After two years with the Italian side, his game against Lazio will be his last one and the move to become the next manager of Real Madrid seems inevitable.
Los Merengues plan to announce who their next coach will be next week. By then, Benitez will have finished... Read the rest of the article »
Florentino said that the next coach will be presented next week. Benitez' current team, Napoli, will end their season this weekend.
The speculation of who could be the next coach of Real Madrid began even before Florentino Perez announced that Carlo Ancelotti would not continue as the manager for Los Merengues. This Tuesday, his agent Ernesto Bronzetti talked to RAI Sport about the chances for Rafael Benitez to become the next coach of Real Madrid.
"Yes, it's 99 per-cent sure it will be him," Bronzetti said when... Read the rest of the article »
Due to his very high salary, outside the means of Napoli, Pepe Reina will go back to Liverpool this Summer, says Benitez.
In a recent interview by Rafa Benitez to the English radio ‘Team Talk’, Napoli’s coach talked about the future of his Spanish keeper, on loan from Liverpool. Napoli had a rather disappointing season, finishing third, 7 points behind Roma and 24 points from Juventus, despite De Laurentiis spending over €100M to build a competitive team.
Aurelio De Laurentiis presenting... Read the rest of the article »
Porto's new manager is confident that his side can get another positive result in his second match in charge. Napoli may have other thoughts, so you will not want to miss this match live on Fox Sports 2 USA.
Preview: Luis Castro goes for his second victory as Porto's manager
The 2013/14 campaign has not gone according to plan, or at least how Porto and their fans would have expected. They are currently third in the Portuguese League, two points behind Sporting CP, and nine behind league leaders Benfica.
After a lot of speculation and mixed opinions, Paulo Fonseca was sacked from the club... Read the rest of the article »
After having met in this summer's Emirates Cup, Arsenal and Napoli will lock horns in what should be an exciting UEFA Champions League match.
Preview: Great match guaranteed at the Emirates with two high-flying teams
When these two sides last met, there were a number of uncertainties in the Arsenal squad. Who was going to come into the squad ahead of the transfer window closing? Was Arsene Wenger going to be able to get rid of the players who have failed to impress?
Now that we are into October and the transfer window has come... Read the rest of the article »
Regardless of how much he is disliked at Stamford Bridge, Rafael Benitez boasts an excellent record when it comes to Cup finals especially those in Europe.
Ever since he replaced Roberto Di Matteo as the manager of Chelsea, Rafael Benitez has faced the ire of the club’s supporters largely due to his past love affair with Liverpool and his rivalry with Chelsea favourite Jose Mourinho.
However, with the Europa League final drawing closer, Chelsea fans should be hopeful of some silverware at the end of the season as in the Spaniard, they have... Read the rest of the article »
Premier League fans will witness yet another episode of the fierce rivalry between two of Premier League’s finest tacticians, as Ferguson’s United take on Benitez’s Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The duo will clash on Sunday night, when Chelsea enter Old Trafford hoping for a victory which will put them one point above Arsenal in third place. A victory will surely put the Blues in the driving seat for the Champions League spot and they will be eager to avoid the embarrassment of having to play in the Europa League next season.
The Red Devils will however have stern instructions from... Read the rest of the article »
Rafael Benitez is set to leave his position as the interim manager of Chelsea at the end of the season which has led to speculation that the Spaniard could consider a return to Anfield.
As things stand in the Barclays Premier League, Liverpool are set to miss out on Champions League football yet again. This is indeed heart-breaking for the fans of a club that is the most successful side in England in terms of European silverware.
The last time the Reds won a European trophy was back in the 2004-2005 season when they beat AC Milan on penalties in what many people consider as... Read the rest of the article »
Sunday’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Chelsea will be a crucial contest for both sides. Liverpool will look to re-inject some pride into yet another season in which they were never quite seen as true title contenders.
For Chelsea, the race for the top four is heating up and no short-comings can now be afforded. Interestingly, the three clubs that are racing each other for the third and fourth spots all hail from London, which makes the battle even more absorbing.
However, this encounter will be a bit more than the points table and the final result. It will see, in Rafa Benitez, a former Liverpool manager... Read the rest of the article »
Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final clash between Chelsea and City will be a contest between two top teams of England, both having enjoyed success in the last few years.
Through the years, both teams have managed to choreograph absorbing football matches and produce exceptional players, with the help of their wealthy owners who have provided finances whenever needed.
Currently, both clubs are being managed by highly reputable mangers, which have always chased major trophies for whichever clubs they have managed.
Chelsea’s interim manger Rafa Benitez... Read the rest of the article »
From last season’s high-flying end to the season, to this year’s demotion to the Europa League, it has been a roller coaster ride for the Blues. But can they possibly revive their season by winning the Europa League crown this season?
Roberto Di Matteo was being seen by many as the new “special one” when Chelsea, finally won its first Champions League title last season. The Russian owner’s love for the top honour in Europe is unknown to none, and we watched as he axed one manager after another in the pursuit of his most favourite prize.
For many, it also seemed as if that Champions League title would put Chelsea in... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea fans continue their rant on interim manager Rafa Benitez, after weeks of abuse the Spaniard has finally hit back and has promised the fans that he will leave once his term ends this summer.
The visiting Chelsea fans were in top volume in the last 15 minutes during Chelsea’s FA cup tie against Middlesbrough, the fans condemned their manager Rafa Benitez and demanded that he be removed from his post.
The Chelsea fans had never been in favour of the appointment of the Spaniard and welcomed him to Stamford Bridge with boos jeers and insulting chants. Benitez has been subject to... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea has lost their last two meetings against West Bromwich Albion. Following the last defeat, a beloved hero of Chelsea FC was sacked. The fans are seeminlgy yet to come around his loss.
Roberto Di Matteo, the ‘interim’ manager, became permanent after securing what had seemed like an impossible victory in the Champions League final in May. His team, packed with their attacking stars however fell apart in the Champions League. Roman Abramovich sacked him.
This was nothing new though; the Russian had ended Andre Villas Boas’ Chelsea career in March 2012 following a loss... Read the rest of the article »
Benitez would most probably be shown the door should Chelsea falter against Wigan on Saturday in the Barclays Premier League
It has been a tough season for Chelsea. The club lacks stability and the hire and fire policy of Roman Abramovich is clearly backfiring.
The latest loss against Newcastle United has made matters worse. Would sacking Rafael Benitez bring the club back on track? This is something for you to ponder upon.
In the meantime, here are three managers who could replace Benitez and get the current... Read the rest of the article »
Abramovich might soon lose his patience with interim manager Rafael Benitez whose appointment last November was meant to straighten the path twisted during Roberto Di Matteo’s last days at the club.
Given the Chelsea owner’s intolerance with underachieving managers, it would be no news if Rafa suffers the sack in the very near future. However, should he remain until the end of the season, it is likely that his short-term contract at Stamford Bridge will not be extended.
So where is it next for the former Liverpool manager? We look at five clubs which could each offer Rafael Benitez... Read the rest of the article »
There are signs of life in Chelsea’s season. Nothing is over yet for the UEFA Champions League winners. However, they must now work around the clock to turn the tables around.
Having won just two of their last seven fixtures, Chelsea are heading towards the gloom they never expected following a successful closure to the preceding season. Luckily for the Blues, there is still time to make amends and get right back on track.
The FA Cup titleholders have a Fourth Round replay against Brentford. They are also targeting glory in the UEFA Europa League. The prospect of... Read the rest of the article »