Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid | Sky Sports
Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract and will be introduced to the media at midday today. The 55-year-old Spaniard takes over from Carlo Ancelotti, who departed the Bernabeu last week just 12 months after guiding the club to their 10th European Cup success.
Rafa Benitez has both positive and negative factors as coach - ESPN FC
Benitez also faces the more immediate task of winning over the players, many of whom publicly backed Ancelotti during the final weeks of his reign. Mourinho found the power of the Real Madrid dressing room to his distaste and rancorous divisions were the order of the day under the Portuguese.
One Champions League and no league titles in a decade - Benitez matches Madrid's mediocrity - Goal.com
The news is finally official: Rafael Benitez is the new coach of Real Madrid. The former Valencia, Liverpool, Chelsea and Napoli boss was announced on Wednesday by Los Blancos and is delighted to be back at the club where he started out. But not everybody is happy.
Tottenham news - Spurs to face Real Madrid in pre-season - Goal.com
Tottenham will face Real Madrid before taking on either Bayern Munich or AC Milan after being confirmed as taking part in the summer's Audi Cup. The competition takes place every two years at Bayern's Allianz Arena, with Manchester City reaching the final the last time it was played in 2013.
Malaga to sign Espinho | Football Espana
Malaga have held talks with Portuguese midfielder Fabio Espinho and a deal is believed to be close to completion. AS reports Espinho, latterly on the books at Bulgaria’s Ludogorets, has been at La Rosaleda to speak with the club.
Newcastle trial for Elche youngster | Football Espana
Callum Douglas, a 16-year-old English striker on the books at Elche, is to have a trial at Premier League Newcastle. The Daily Mail reports that Douglas will train with the Magpies after catching the eye for Los Franjiverdes’ youth team, for whom he netted 45 goals this season.
West Ham in talks with Unai Emery | Sky Sports
West Ham are to hold talks with Sevilla manager Unai Emery in the next 48 hours over their vacant manager’s position, according to Sky sources. Emery has won plaudits and trophies in equal measure in recent seasons, his stock further enhanced after his side retained the Europa League with victory over Dnipro last week. The 43-year-old is also understood to be on Napoli's radar after the Serie A club lost Rafa Benitez to Real Madrid.
David Moyes stays, Danny Ings not a target, say Real Sociedad | Football News | Sky Sports
Real Sociedad have quashed speculation that David Moyes will leave the club this summer and return to coaching in England. The Basque outfit also played down the possibility that Burnley forward Danny Ings, a player Moyes would like to have in his squad next season, will sign for La Real.
Report: Elche to be relegated | Football Espana
Elche will be relegated from the Primera for financial irregularities, saving Eibar, a report from Spain has claimed. El Larguero say Los Franjiverdes will be demoted on Thursday for non-payment of taxes. Judge Jose Ramon de la Morena will be responsible for condemning the Valencian club despite the efforts of new President Juan Anguix.