Benitez hopes to stay long-term with the Azzurri.
“I joined this club for the passion that is transmitted,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“We have a group of players of absolute quality who are hungry for success. And I hope to get the best out of them.
“I hope this experience in Italy lasts for a long time, because that would mean I have achieved all the goals I have set.
“I want a competitive team who can play good football.”