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Rafael Benitez

Born: April 16, 1960 (age 61)

Height: 5' 8.5" (175cm)

Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Manager
Team: Dalian Pro
Rafael Benitez
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Career History
Managerial1993-1995Real Madrid Castilla
1995-1996Real Valladolid
1996Osasuna
2000-2001Tenerife
2001-2004Valencia
2004-2010Liverpool
2010Inter Milan
2012-2013Chelsea
2013-2015Napoli
2015-2016Real Madrid
2016-2019Newcastle United
2019-Dalian Pro
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Daniel Levy pictured in the Spurs stands on December 23, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 'to appoint new manager before end of season'
Tottenham Hotspur prepare to appoint a new manager before the domestic campaign concludes, according to a report.
12:40
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa on May 8, 2021.
Tottenham Hotspur 'considering Marcelo Bielsa, Rafael Benitez as new manager'
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly showing interest in Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa and Rafael Benitez, who is currently out of a job.
May 13, 14:18
Luis Garcia scores for Liverpool against Chelsea in the 2005 Champions League semi-final
On This Day: Luis Garcia sends Liverpool to Champions League final
Luis Garcia scored against Chelsea to book the Reds their place in the memorable Champions League final against AC Milan.
May 3, 08:18
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 'considering Ralf Rangnick, Rafael Benitez for manager's job'
Tottenham Hotspur consider both Ralf Rangnick and Rafael Benitez as candidates to become the club's next head coach, according to a report.
May 2, 23:24
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho on April 4, 2021
Five of Jose Mourinho's most memorable managerial spats
The Portuguese clashed with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.
Apr 12, 11:41
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho on April 4, 2021
Jose Mourinho favourite to be next Premier League manager sacked
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho emerges as the new favourite to be the next Premier League boss sacked from his post after Sunday's loss to Manchester United.
Apr 11, 23:09
Liverpool's Yossi Benayoun (R) celebrates his goal during their Champions League soccer match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid February 25, 2009
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool: Past meetings between the two European giants
Ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Sports Mole looks back at the past meetings between the two European giants.
Apr 5, 13:30
General view inside Liverpool's Anfield from April 2018
On This Day: Hicks and Gillett complete Liverpool takeover
Things quickly deteriorated as Reds boss Rafael Benitez became frustrated at the lack of spending.
Mar 27, 09:00
Dundee United boss Micky Mellon pictured on August 22, 2020
Preview: Dundee United vs. Celtic - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Scottish Premiership clash between Dundee United and Celtic, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 5, 13:32
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Guillem Balague: 'Rafael Benitez wants Liverpool return'
Rafael Benitez wants to return for a second spell at Liverpool before the end of his managerial career, claims Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague.
Feb 24, 23:12
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured in February 2021
Steve Bruce 'in no danger of losing Newcastle job'
Both men were handed emergency missions in the midst of a crisis in recent relegation battles.
Feb 22, 14:15
Napoli's Victor Osimhen reacts on January 24, 2021
Preview: Napoli vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Serie A clash between Napoli and Juventus, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 11, 18:57
Atalanta's Cristian Romero celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on January 23, 2021
Preview: Atalanta BC vs. Napoli - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Coppa Italia clash between Atalanta BC and Napoli, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Feb 8, 20:44
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel pictured on January 27, 2021
Thomas Tuchel equals Rafael Benitez's clean sheet record at Chelsea
Thomas Tuchel earns his first win as Chelsea manager after beating Burnley 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Jan 31, 23:59
Celtic manager Neil Lennon pictured on January 2, 2021
Neil Lennon: 'Speculation over next Celtic boss is highly disrespectful'
Neil Lennon's Hoops have slipped 23 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Jan 26, 15:16
Napoli's Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on January 24, 2021
Preview: Napoli vs. Spezia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Coppa Italia clash between Napoli and Spezia, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jan 26, 11:59
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on January 23, 2021
Steve Bruce: 'I am the right man for Newcastle'
The Magpies have not won in 10 games in all competitions.
Jan 25, 12:15
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Rafael Benitez to take over as Celtic boss?
Rafael Benitez is reportedly primed to take over from Neil Lennon as Celtic manager following his departure from Chinese outfit Dalian Professional.
Jan 24, 12:58
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Rafael Benitez leaves Dalian Professional by mutual consent
The Spaniard, who was appointed in July 2019 after his contract at Newcastle expired, cited the impact of coronavirus as the main reason for his exit.
Jan 23, 13:09
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Steve Bruce aims to follow in the "mighty" Rafa Benitez's footsteps
The Magpies finished 10th after winning promotion back to the Premier League under Rafael Benitez.
Jan 22, 17:10
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on January 9, 2021
Where is it all going wrong for Steve Bruce and Newcastle United?
The Magpies have collected just two of the last 21 Premier League points on offer.
Jan 19, 12:25
Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prowl their respective areas during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool on October 20, 2019
Five classic FA Cup meetings between Manchester United and Liverpool
United have won nine of their 12 FA Cup clashes with Liverpool.
Jan 12, 11:53
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on November 6, 2020
The big questions at Newcastle following a miserable festive period
The Magpies have taken just two points from their last five Premier League games.
Jan 4, 17:12
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on November 6, 2020
Steve Bruce challenges Newcastle to live up to Liverpool benchmark
The Magpies held Premier League champions Liverpool to a 0-0 draw in midweek.
Jan 2, 10:17
Alex Ferguson pictured in May 1994
Sir Alex Ferguson remembers "biggest adversary" Jim McLean
The former Dundee United boss has died at the age of 83.
Dec 27, 17:16
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez watches his side take on Wolves on February 11, 2019
Arsenal board 'want Rafael Benitez as Mikel Arteta replacement'
Arsenal reportedly identify former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez as their top choice to replace Mikel Arteta if they sack their current boss.
Dec 27, 14:02
Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on December 19, 2020
Preview: Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Dec 24, 12:14
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on November 6, 2020
Steve Bruce desperate to lead Newcastle to EFL Cup semi-final
The 59-year-old has been under fire for much of his time at the helm.
Dec 21, 22:49
Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on December 19, 2020
Liverpool break all-time winning record with Crystal Palace rout
Liverpool win a top-flight away game by a margin of seven goals or more for the first time ever in their thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Dec 19, 23:19
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on December 19, 2020
Jurgen Klopp breaks Liverpool winning record in Palace victory
Jurgen Klopp surpasses Rafael Benitez as the manager to win the most Premier League games in Liverpool's history following Saturday's thrashing of Crystal Palace.
Dec 19, 23:09
Jamie Carragher pictured in December 2018
Jamie Carragher: 'Gerard Houllier is a Liverpool legend'
Jamie Carragher pays tribute to former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier, who passed away at the age of 73.
Dec 15, 08:58
Gerard Houllier pictured in April 2019
Revisiting the "touch of destiny" which led Gerard Houllier to Liverpool
An Anfield visit while at university made a lasting impression on the Frenchman.
Dec 14, 16:46
Venezuela's Salomon Rondon reacts against Brazil on November 14, 2020
Wolves eye Salomon Rondon as Raul Jimenez replacement?
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo reportedly wants to sign Salomon Rondon as a short-term replacement for the injured Raul Jimenez.
Dec 13, 12:46
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pictured on October 22, 2019
Real Madrid 'identify two-man shortlist to replace Zinedine Zidane'
Real Madrid reportedly identify Mauricio Pochettino and Raul as two potential candidates to replace under-fire manager Zinedine Zidane.
Dec 3, 13:16
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured on November 22, 2020
A look at famous managerial outbursts following Jurgen Klopp rant
A look back at when some other Premier League managers lost their composure.
Nov 28, 17:30
Rafael Benitez in charge of Newcastle United on January 29, 2019
Rafael Benitez open to Newcastle United return
Dalian Yifang boss Rafael Benitez suggests that he is open to a future return to Newcastle United, while also ruling out a move to Derby County.
Nov 20, 09:13
Daniel Ramos, now in charge of Santa Clara, pictured as Boavista boss in June 2020
Preview: Tondela vs. Santa Clara - prediction, team news, form guide
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Primeira Liga match between Tondela and Santa Clara, including predictions, team news and form guides.
Nov 5, 11:48
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce pictured on September 30, 2020
Steve Bruce rejects Kieron Dyer's 'boring' Newcastle claims
The head coach is realistic about the club's current standing despite desire to progress.
Oct 31, 22:44
Rick Parry pictured in October 2019
Project Big Picture: A closer look at EFL chairman Rick Parry
Rick Parry has served as chief executive of the Premier League and Liverpool and is now chairman of the EFL.
Oct 12, 15:10
Slovakia celebrate beating the Republic of Ireland on penalties in their Euro 2020 qualifying playoff semi-final on October 8, 2020
An in-depth look at Northern Ireland's Euro playoff final opponents Slovakia
Both sides needed a penalty shoot-out victory to set up the tie at Windsor Park on November 12.
Oct 9, 14:18

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