Rafael Benitez is a Spanish football coach currently managing Newcastle United. He is the only manager in history to have won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. Benireal madrid, tez 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.
Benitez then had spells as manager of Valladolid, Osasuna and Tenerife leading theblater to promotion in 2000. A successful 3 year spell at Valencia saw Benitez break up the big two Spanish clubs to win two La Liga titles and a UEFA Cup victory.
Following his successful season, the Spaniard then 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.
After leaving Liverpool in June 2010, Benitez managed Inter Milan, whom he guided to the Supercoppa Italiana and FIFA Club World Cup titles, but was dismissed midway through the 2010–11 season. In November 2012 he was appointed interim manager of Chelsea for the remainder of the season, with which he won the 2013 Europa League.
Beni;tez returned to Italy in 2013 to coach Napoli, where he won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana. Benitez then left Napoli and became coach of Real Madrid in June 2015 on an initial three-year contract. On 4 January 2016, however, he was dismissed following a 2–2 draw against Valencia, with Real Madrid third in La Liga behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.