Rafael Benitez Named As Celta Vigo Coach

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Rafael Benitez who formerly coached Liverpool and Chelsea has been named the head coach of LaLiga side Celta Vigo.

Rafael Benitez Named As Celta Vigo Coach

Benitez, 63, has been out of management after he was relieved of his duty by English side Everton in January.

The Spaniard, who was also an interim manager at Chelsea, agreed to a three-year-deal at the La Liga club.

Rafael Benitez replaces Carlos Carvalhal, who departed the club at the end of the season after helping Celta avoid relegation.

Celta Vigo finished three points off the relegation zone in 13th place after they beat LaLiga Champions Barcelona on the final day to ensure their safety.

The club announced that the former Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Napoli manager Benitez “has extensive experience on the bench with a career that is difficult to match”.

On their website, the club wrote: “Real Club Celta has reached an agreement in principle with Rafa Benítez so that the Madrid coach can lead the Olívico team this year so special and 2 other campaigns.”

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“Rafael Benitez is one of the most successful coaches in the history of our country and has directed world-class teams in the main European leagues.”

“The Madrid coach has extensive experience on the bench with a career that is difficult to match.”

“Both parties are confident that the signing will take place next July, coinciding with the start of the sky-blue team’s preseason.”

During his interim spell at Chelsea, Benitez won the 2005 Champions League and 2006 FA Cup with Liverpool and the 2013 Europa League.

Rafael Benitez Named As Celta Vigo Coach

The Spaniard also guided Newcastle to promotion from the Championship.

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benítez Maudes is a Spanish football manager and former player who will be managing La Liga club Celta Vigo.

The Spaniard was born on 16 April, 1960 and is seen as one of the best managers in the world.

Rafael Benitez began his coaching career at the age of 26 when he joined Real Madrid’s coaching staff.

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He also went on to work as the under-19 and reserve team coach, and assistant manager for the senior team.

Benitez Honours

Benitez has extensive experience on the bench with a career that is difficult to match.

Rafael Benítez has overseen a total of 1099 matches at the highest level and in which he has gotten 549 victories, hosting a truly enviable record. Rafael Benítez has won the following major trophies:

– Champions League

– LaLiga x2

– Europa League

– UEFA Cup

– European Super Cup

– Club World Cup

– Italian Super Cup x2


–Community Shield

– Italian Cup

–EFL Championship

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