Rafa Benitez is the favorite to take over at Real Madrid after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked this Monday.
Real Madrid vice-president, Eduardo Fernandez de Blas has revealed the club’s intention to appoint the Napoli boss as successor to Ancelotti.
Fernandez de Blas is reported as telling a meeting of a Madrid members’ group: “Ancelotti is an absolute phenomenon – a gentleman whom I have great affection for, and I think everyone else at Real Madrid does too.
“Until three days ago he was the best trainer in the world, as two years ago it was Jose Mourinho, and from this week onwards it will be Rafa Benitez.
“I’m excited and looking forward to July 30 to see how the best players in the world work under an exceptional coach.”