Rafa Benítez is presented as the new Real Madrid coach
"We herald the arrival of a man who has lived and breathed football, professionalism and the Real Madrid spirit since childhood. He will make us stronger”, declared Florentino Pérez.
“I've been working for years to achieve success and returning home was always an aim of mine”, he said.
Having made his way through the ranks at the club, he returns to the Whites with ample international experience under his belt as well as a long list of titles that includes Champions League, Club World Cup, European Super Cup and La Liga trophies.
Rafa Benítez developed as a player and a coach with the Real Madrid academy.
He scored 61 time in 54 matches (1.13 per encounter).
Benítez posed for photos on the playing surface alongside club president Florentino Pérez.
The new manager will stay with the club for the next three seasons.
The Whites' coach visited the installations where the first team train.