Eight years ago this month, the short-lived Rafa Benitez era began at Inter. It turned out to be worse than I feared at the time.
Inter president Massimo Moratti obviously does not listen to me as he has confirmed that Rafael Benitez has agreed to become Inter’s new coach
A statement on the Inter web site said:
“We have reached an agreement and we have sorted out the final details, which weren’t important things. All that is needed now is a countersignature. Benitez is not in Italy. Tomorrow we will tell you when he will be presented.”
Reports have Benitez signing anything from a three year to five contract for around five million euros per season. In addition Rafa is expected to bring his own backroom staff of assistant Mauricio Pellegrino, goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero and fitness coach Paco de Miguel with him.
Hopefully Inter will get the Rafa who twice lead Valencia to the Liga title and a UEFA Cup and not the one who was lost at Anfield this season.
So the deal is done. Rafa was not my choice for Inter, but I will support President Moratti’s decision.