Goalie Keylor Navas comforted by Rafa Benitez after transfer deal collapses
Goalie Keylor Navas comforted by Rafa Benitez after transfer deal collapses

Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid's goalkeeper Keylor Navas has spoken with coach Rafael Benitez about his future at the football club after his proposed move to English giants Manchester United collapsed at the fag end of the transfer deadline that ended on August 31.

Rafael Benitez delighted with Gareth Bale double on Bernabeu bow
Rafael Benitez delighted with Gareth Bale double on Bernabeu bow

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has hailed the impact made by Gareth Bale as the Welshman scored twice in Los Blancos 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday.

Gareth Bale double helps Rafael Benitez to first Madrid win
Gareth Bale double helps Rafael Benitez to first Madrid win

Gareth Bale silenced his critics by scoring twice as Rafael Benitez got his first win as Real Madrid coach with a 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis.

Real Madrid held on Rafael Benitez bow, Barcelona win in Bilbao
Real Madrid held on Rafael Benitez bow, Barcelona win in Bilbao

Rafael Benitez`s reign as Real Madrid boss got off to a poor start as his side of star names were held 0-0 by newly-promoted Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

Real Madrid have to win everything, admits Rafael Benitez
Real Madrid have to win everything, admits Rafael Benitez

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez accepts he must challenge to win every trophy available this season to satisfy the demands of the club`s fans.

Rafael Benitez tasked with bettering Gareth Bale and Barcelona
Rafael Benitez tasked with bettering Gareth Bale and Barcelona

When a visibly nervous Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was grilled by the media after sacking Carlo Ancelotti in May he comically responded that he "didn`t know" where the Italian had failed in his two years in charge.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not injured: Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez
Cristiano Ronaldo is not injured: Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez

 Real Madrid chief coach Rafael Benitez has explained that Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo was not suffering any kind of serious injury.

Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez over wife's messy remark
Jose Mourinho targets Rafael Benitez over wife's messy remark

Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard`s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese.

Jose Mourinho fires back at Rafa Benitez`s wife
Jose Mourinho fires back at Rafa Benitez`s wife

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho fired back Tuesday at comments from the wife of Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, who said her husband is "tidying up" Mourinho "messes" once again.

Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid: Coach Benitez
Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid: Coach Benitez

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday reasserted his confidence that defender Sergio Ramos will remain at the Spanish club this season despite pursuing a move to English giants Manchester United.

Real Madrid replace Iker Casillas with Kiko Casilla
Real Madrid replace Iker Casillas with Kiko Casilla

Real Madrid moved to sign a replacement for departed captain Iker Casillas on Friday, agreeing a deal to buy Kiko Casilla from Espanyol for a reported six million euros ($6.5m, £4.2m).

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez outlines vision for new season
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez outlines vision for new season

New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez is focussed on improving the Spanish giants` defence during the forthcoming season, while sticking to the club`s attacking philosophy.

New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri receives support from club chief
New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri receives support from club chief

 Italian football club Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has backed new coach Maurizio Sarri to build on the work done by Rafael Benitez last season.

No player has made any demands, says Rafa Benitez
No player has made any demands, says Rafa Benitez

New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez flatly denied that any of the players in his squad has asked specifically to play in a certain position on the pitch.

Rafael Benitez needs to win titles at Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane
Rafael Benitez needs to win titles at Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane backed the appointment of Rafael Benitez as the manager, adding that the only way to win hearts at the Spanish club is by winning titles.

Maurizio Sarri on cusp of replacing Rafael Benitez at Napoli

Former Empoli handler Maurizio Sarri will officially become Napoli`s coach after agreeing terms with the Serie A club`s president Aurelio De Laurentiis to replace Spaniard Rafael Benitez, reports said Monday.

Rafael Benitez corrects rumours calling him a defensive coach
Rafael Benitez corrects rumours calling him a defensive coach

Real Madrid's newly-appointed Rafael Benitez has defended his strategy, remarking that "people say I'm a defensive coach but we scored 104 goals at Napoli, a club record".

Rafael Benitez a homegrown solution to familiar Madrid problems
Rafael Benitez a homegrown solution to familiar Madrid problems

For the first time in 41 years Real Madrid will have a Madrid born and raised coach as Rafael Benitez`s career comes full circle after being officially appointed on Wednesday.

Rafael Benitez named new Real Madrid coach
Rafael Benitez named new Real Madrid coach

 Rafael Benitez will take charge of Real Madrid next season after the club confirmed he had signed a three-year deal with the Spanish giants on Wednesday.

Rafael Benitez good solution for Real Madrid: Vicente del Bosque
Rafael Benitez good solution for Real Madrid: Vicente del Bosque

Spain football team coach Vicente del Bosque said on Friday that a possible signing of Rafael Benitez as the new head coach for Real Madrid would be a "good solution".