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Ex-Reds boss Rafa gets dream job at Real Madrid

In his Liverpool days - Rafa Benitez Credit: PA Pictures

The former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has been appointed as Real Madrid's first-team coach on a three-year contract, the club have confirmed.

Benitez, who has also managed Chelsea and Napoli, succeeds Carlo Ancelotti, who left the club at the end of the Spanish league season.

A short statement on Real's official website read: "Real Madrid CF will present Rafa Benitez as the new first-team coach for the next three seasons today, Wednesday 3 June.''

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