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Former Chelsea, Liverpool boss Benitez appointed as Napoli manager

Rafael Benitez has been named as the new manager of Italian club Napoli.

The Spaniard, who recently finished a successful spell as interim boss at Chelsea, replaces Walter Mazzarri at the Stadio San Paolo after he departed for Inter Milan.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis posted the following on Twitter.

Translation:Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli. A man of great international experience. A leader.

It will be former Liverpool and Valencia boss Benitez's second foray into Italian football following his six-month spell with Inter in 2010.

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