Can the Spaniard live up to impossible expectations?
Inter Milan have announced that former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has agreed to become the club’s new coach.
“We’ve got an agreement, we finalised the last details that in any case weren’t important,” Inter president Massimo Moratti told ANSA news agency.
Moratti said Inter would on Tuesday confirm details of Benitez’s unveiling as the club’s coach.
Benitez, 50, left Liverpool last week after six years at Anfield and will succeed Jose Mourinho at the San Siro.
Moratti revealed negotiations with Benitez had not taken place in person and said the Spaniard was due to arrive in Milan this week ahead of finalising his move to the European champions.
“All that is needed now is a counter-signature,” added the Inter president.
Benitez has a strong track record in European football, having won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 and the Uefa Cup with Valencia in 2004.
But he would have big shoes to fill at Inter, with Mourinho winning the league in both seasons he was at the club, not to mention securing the Champions League and Italian Cup last season. (BBC Sport)
Imagine taking control of a club who have just won the lot! Rafa could be in for a bumpy ride at the San Siro. We are after talking about a club who has won the Serie A title five times on the trot so in many ways Benitez can only lose, unless of course he wins….the lot!