Rafa Benitez is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who was last the manager of the Premier League club Everton.
He managed many famous and popular clubs like Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Dalian Professional & Everton.
Rafa Benítez Age
The great football manager was born on the 16th of April 1960 in Spain. As of December 2022, he is 61.11 years old. December 2022, he is 61.11 years old.t_paragraph - under_first_paragraph -->
Benítez is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian. His father’s name was Fransisco. Fransisco worked as a hotel boy. And his mother’s name is Rosario Maudes.
Rafa Benitez was married Maria Montserrat in 1998. They have two daughters, Claudia, who was born in Madrid in 1999, and Ágata who was born in Valencia in 2002.
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Benítez joined Real Madrid’s coaching staff at the age of 26, going on to work as the under-19 and reserve team coach, and assistant manager for the senior team.
Benítez was appointed coach of Valencia and won La Liga in the 2001–02 season. In 2004, another La Liga league title and a UEFA Cup victory were added building on the foundation laid by Héctor Cúper who had taken Valencia to two consecutive Champions League finals; in 2000 against Real Madrid, and in 2001 against Bayern Munich.
After leaving Valencia, Benitez moved to English club Liverpool of the Premier League, guiding the club to victory in the UEFA Champions League in 2005. For the second consecutive season, he was named UEFA Manager of the Year. He also won the FA Cup in 2006 and reached the 2007 Champions League Final, but was unable to win the Premier League, with Liverpool’s best league performance under Benítez a second-place finish in 2008–09.
After leaving Liverpool in June 2010, Benítez was appointed manager of the treble-winning side Inter Milan. His reign at the club was a short one and he was dismissed midway through the 2010–11 season.
In November 2012, he was appointed interim manager of Chelsea for the remainder of the season and he won the 2013 Europa League
He returned to Italy in 2013 to coach Napoli, where he won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.
He then left Napoli and became coach of Real Madrid again in June 2015 on an initial three-year contract.
Benítez was appointed as manager of Newcastle United in March 2016 in an attempt to save the club from relegation. In the same year, the club won the championship trophy.
He left this club too and was appointed as the manager of the Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional. He left the club by mutual consent in January 2021 before taking over as manager at Everton in June.
Now, he is still managing the club, Everton.
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