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Archives: Napoli

Real Madrid expected to present Rafael Benitez as new manager next Wednesday

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Rafael Benitez is expected to be officially presented as Real Madrid manager next Wednesday, according to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol. The host of the television programs Jugones and El Chiringuito revealed that the Napoli coach will be unveiled as Real … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez moves closer to Real Madrid after confirming Napoli departure

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will leave the club after Sunday’s final Serie A game against Lazio. The announcement was made earlier today during a joint press conference with club president Aurelio de Laurentiis, who thanked Benitez for … Continue reading

Napoli expected to announce Rafa Benitez’s departure on Thursday

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Napoli have announced a joint press conference to be held on Thursday with the club’s president Aurelio de Laurentiis and coach Rafa Benitez, where it is expected the Serie A side will announce the departure their head coach and his staff … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez 99% certain to take over Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti’s agent

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is “99%” certain to be named the next manager of Real Madrid, according to Carlo Ancelotti’s agent Ernesto Bronzetti. Yesterday, Ancelotti was sacked by the club following a meeting of the Madrid’s board of directors, with … Continue reading

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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Much of Rafael Benitez’s two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool. The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at … Continue reading

Wolfsburg hoping attacking qualities continue to overshadow their defensive shortcomings

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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VfL Wolfsburg are averaging more than two goals a game in the 2014-15 Europa League. The Bundesliga club has been one of the more attractive teams going forward in the competition this season. However, for all their attacking qualities, Wolfsburg’s lack of … Continue reading

Rafa Benitez has steadied the ship at Napoli after a rough start

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is preparing his side for their upcoming Coppa Italia quarter-final against Inter Milan tomorrow. Despite getting off to a slow start, the Spaniard has found a way to navigate the Azzurri to a deep run in the cup and … Continue reading

Winter Break Review of Serie A

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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In terms of a title race it looks like it’s going to be a straight slug-fest between Juventus and Roma. The fight for the third Champions League position looks quite tasty though and that could be worth keeping an eye … Continue reading

Rafa Benitez Expected To Be Sacked At Napoli, Increasing Speculation of Liverpool Return

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Chelsea's interim manager Benitez looks on before their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton

Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has come under increased scrutiny over the past several weeks. According to widespread reports in Italy, the Spanish tactician’s relationship with club officials has deteriorated as his on-field success with the Italian side has decreased. Benitez was … Continue reading

Napoli And Inter Milan In Talks With Erik Lamela’s Agent Over Tottenham Exit, Say Reports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Reports emanating from Italy claim that Napoli and Inter Milan have held discussions with Erik Lamela’s agent over the past few days about a possible exit from White Hart Lane. The Argentinian midfielder joined Spurs on a £30million transfer in … Continue reading

Top 3 Players Of Serie A – Round 9

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni

With AS Roma poised to heap more pressure on Juventus at the top of the Serie A table, it was Napoli who shocked the competition by claiming a 2-0 victory. A worrying trend has developed for Rudi Garcia’s men, who … Continue reading

Top 3 Players Of Serie A Round 8

Posted on by Lorenzo Bettoni
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AS Roma were the big losers of the round, slipping a further three points behind Juventus after drawing 0-0 against Sampdoria. On the other hand, their direct title rivals won 2-0 at home, with Arturo Vidal and Fernando Llorente on … Continue reading

Napoli: Spending Big Hasn’t Always Led to Winning Big

Posted on by Ben Rosener
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Ever since Rafa Benitez took charge at SSC Napoli, the Naples based club has splashed the cash. In a spending spree partly fueled by the sale of Edinson Cavani, the Partenopei remade their squad last off-season not only in an … Continue reading

What We Learned From The Opening Round Of The Serie A

Posted on by Luca Lollini
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The new season of Serie A began with no surprises and a low amount of goals – only 19. It is a sign that all defences are still a work in progress. Both Juventus and Roma, the two favorites teams … Continue reading

Preview To The 2014-15 Serie A Season

Posted on by Anthony Pepe
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The new Serie A season is kicking-off this weekend, as Chievo Verona host holding champions Juventus on Saturday (Noon ET). Will the Old Lady retain the title for a fourth consecutive time or will the ever-improving Roma snatch it away? Can Napoli … Continue reading

Marouane Fellaini Loan Move To Napoli In Doubt Following Training Ground Injury [PHOTO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s potential season-long loan move to Napoli has been put into serious doubt following news of a training ground injury suffered by the player. Fellaini was pictured heading to the hospital on crutches with his left … Continue reading

Besiktas vs Arsenal and Napoli vs Athletic Bilbao: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today marks the first day of playoffs for the UEFA Champions League where clubs are playing across Europe to try to make it into the Group Stage of the tournament. Two high profiles matches are being televised on US television … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini to Join Napoli On Loan Pending Player Approval

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United and Napoli have agreed to a move that will send Marouane Fellaini to Italy on a season-long loan. The transfer will be finalized as soon as the Belgium international gives his approval to the switch. The Italian newspaper Gazzetta … Continue reading