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Benitez hits back at Mourinho

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 22:36

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez hit back at Jose Mourinho on Saturday after the Chelsea boss claimed his predecessor had presided over a poor season for the Premier League leaders.

Juve go six clear, Napoli keep in touch with Inter win

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 21:41

Napoli kept their hopes of a first Serie A title since 1990 alive with an epic 4-2 win over 10-man Inter Milan after a Carlos Tevez hat-trick had put leaders Juventus six points clear with a 4-0 rout of Sassuolo on Sunday.

Rafael Benitez hails Arsene Wenger as `best coach in Premier League`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 10:55

New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has said that he believes Arsene Wenger is the best coach in the Premier League and backed Arsenal as genuine contenders this season.

Arsenal ready to defuse Napoli`s `bombs`

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:57

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told his players to watch out for Napoli`s quickfire counter-attacks when the two high-flying sides meet at the Emirates Stadium.

Italian Serie A: Rafael Benitez plays down Napoli hopes as rivals slip

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 08:43

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has played down his side`s title challenge after they moved two points clear of a host of Serie A rivals who failed to take maximum points at the weekend.

Top managers back earlier transfer window closure

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 21:52

Top football managers on Thursday backed earlier closing of the transfer window, given that the current rules mean they can lose players they honed to rival clubs amid European competition.

Gonzalo Higuain will face Arsenal: Rafael Benitez

Last Updated: Saturday, August 03, 2013, 08:56

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has confirmed that "top-class" Gonzalo Higuain is set to make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday.

New Napoli boss Benitez launches bid for former protegee Reina

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 14:41

New Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has reportedly launched a bid for Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina after the stalling of a prospective switch of Julio Cesar from Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

Extra Time: Napoli go rafting as part of pre-season training camp

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 08:42

New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is riding a crest of a wave after taking his squad rafting as part of their pre-season training camp.

Napoli need a 40-goal-a-season striker: Benitez

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 18:52

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has revealed that the club are in the market for a striker who can net them 40 goals a season.

Benitez dismisses Juventus dominance

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 09:53

Rafael Benitez has rejected the notion that Juventus will dominate Serie A for a third successive season and believes that Napoli can break the champions` Scudetto stranglehold.

Napoli eyeing `Real dreaming` Suarez as `hot-property` Cavani`s replacement

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 15:56

New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is reportedly targeting controversial Liverpool player Luis Suarez as a replacement for hot-property striker Edinson Cavani, although Suarez wants a move to Real Madrid.