Benitez demands Napoli to improve defence

Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez urged his side to improve their defence following their 4-2 win over 10-man Lazio at home in Italian football league Serie A.

Battle for second place in Serie A hots up

The battle for the second place of Italian Serie A football title continued as Roma and Napoli won their respective games.

Benitez blames Napoli`s loss on individual errors

Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez blamed his players for their individual mistakes that led to their 3-0 defeat at Atalanta.

I have changed Napoli`s mentality: Benitez

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez believes he has changed the club`s mentality since taking over as coach at San Paolo in the summer.

Don`t jeer Mazzarri: Benitez tells Napoli fans

Napoli football coach Rafa Benitez has urged Napoli fans to focus on the game against Inter Milan instead of jeering Walter Mazzarri who left the Naples side for Inter this season.

Chelsea gave `top-class` Benitez a rough ride, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Napoli boss Rafa Benitez, who takes on the Gunners in the Champions League on Tuesday, was treated harshly by former club Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for more fun when Dortmund meet Napoli

Two of Europe`s in-form teams clash in the Champions League on Wednesday when Serie A leaders Napoli take on Borussia Dortmund.

Napoli go top of Italian Serie A

Napoli beat Atalanta 2-0 to go top of Italian Serie A after Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by Inter Milan.

Benitez determined to keep Cavani

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez says that Edinson Cavani can only leave the club if one of his suitors agrees to meet his €63 million buyout clause.

Napoli can`t afford Skrtel, says agent

The centre-back`s representative does not believe the Anfield outfit are intent on selling the Slovakian, and quashed rumours of a reunion with Partenopei boss Rafa Benitez.

Chelsea will win titles under Mourinho: Ballack

The former Blues midfielder, who was signed by the Portuguese manager in 2006, believes the west London club will challenge for honours following the Special One`s return.

Napoli sign Rafa Benitez

The Spaniard, who recently had a seven-month stint at Chelsea, was unveiled as the new coach of the Partenopei following the club president`s message on Twitter.

Napoli sign Rafa Benitez

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has announced the signing of former Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez via Twitter.

Chelsea improved under me, insists Benitez

Departing Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez believes that the players and the club as a whole improved under his leadership and says that he will be missed when he is gone.

Lampard backs Terry to stay at Chelsea

The Blues` midfielder believes the skipper will remain at the club, despite the defender`s fitness having come into question following limited appearances under Rafa Benitez.

Outgoing Chelsea boss Benitez to be new Napoli manager

Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli owner announced Rafa Benitez as next coach for the team.

Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea: Suarez ruin’s Rafa`s return

Luis Suarez scored six minutes into injury time to land a huge blow to Chelsea`s Champions League qualification after appearing to bite Branislav Ivanovic earlier in the game.

Benitez focused on beating Liverpool

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admitted he still has fond feelings about former club Liverpool ahead of their clash on Sunday, but that he is only focused on securing all three points when the two sides meet.

Terry must accept reduced Chelsea role, insists Benitez

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has warned captain John Terry that he must get used to life on the substitutes` bench ahead of Sunday`s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Benitez confident of Chelsea progression

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is confident that his side can reach the semi-finals of the Europa League after a commanding 3-1 first-leg win over Rubin Kazan.