De Laurentiis feels they've traded up after losing Walter Mazzarri to Inter Milan in the summer.
"Benitez is my most important buy of the season," declared De Laurentiis.
"Mazzarri is a great Coach, but his experience is limited to Italian territory only. He is one of the best Coaches in Italy, though."
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