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."
- Rafa Benitez
- Walter Mazzarri
- interim manager