Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rafa Benítez Signs New Contract with Liverpool

The Spanish head coach Rafael Benitez has signed an extension of his contract with Liverpool until 2014.

In this way the Reds ended the rumors about a possible motion of the coach ibérico whose original link after the campaign ended 2009-2010.

Benitez was very satisfied with the renewal, in statements reproduced by the club's official website on the Internet.

"My heart is with Liverpool FC, so I'm delighted to sign this new agreement. I love the club, the fans and the city could not refuse to continue. Always clear what I wanted to be here a long time, "said Benitez.

In recent days there was speculation about its continuity, mainly because the relationship with the current owners of the team, the Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett, with whom he has had trouble perceiving lack of control in the politics of signings. Even Benitez rejected previous offers to renew the contract.

Hicks, one of the owners left behind any trace of controversy and said it was a "wonderful news" that Benitez extended commitment.

Liverpool came from win in consecutive andalusia Real Madrid for the Champions League (4-0) and Manchester United for the Premiere League (4-1) in a brilliant week for all red.

Ancestry. "The club is respected worldwide for its fantastic history and his tremendous legacy. My goal is to preserve these values and help create a new chapter in our history, "said the coach, who thanked the owners of the entity for the support to close the agreement.

Benitez came to Liverpool in 2004, after highlighting Valencia in Spain with two local titles and a UEFA Cup.

In 2005, the legendary team from Northern England was the champion of the Champions League after a thrilling final against AC Milan. Two years later, he was a finalist in the competition, back to Milan, but this time lost.

Also highlights his achievements at the 2005 European Super Cup and the English in 2006, though his challenge is the title of the English Championship, where the Reds do not win since 1990.

But although not join in any scepter "was Premier League (which began with that name on the campaign 92-93), Liverpool is the team with more English leagues, a total of 18, an amount that Manchester United could do if it is in this issue.

Benitez also led his country in Tenerife, Extremadura, Osasuna, Valladolid and Real Madrid in the lower grades, where he began his career in the 90's.

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