Football - Benitez appointed Napoli coach

Rafael Benitez has been appointed as the new coach of Napoli, club president Aurelio de Laurentiis has announced on his Twitter feed.

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The Spaniard, who has left Chelsea following his spell as interim manager, will replace Walter Mazzarri at the Stadio San Paolo this summer.

De Laurentiis tweeted a picture of him shaking hands with Benitez on his verified Twitter account, and wrote: "Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli. A great man with international experience. A leader."

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