Benitez: I'm back it is an exciting day

The new Real Madrid boss was overcome by emotion when addressing the media for the first time since being hired by Florentino Perez

03.06.2015 17:44:16

Rafael Benitez broke down in tears after sealing a return to his "home". The former Napoli and Liverpool boss began his coaching career with Madrid's youth sides, before coaching a variety of teams in Spain and around Europe. Following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, president Florentino Perez moved to bring him back to the Santiago Bernabeu and the 55-year-old is hoping to make a positive impact. "It's an exciting day because I'm back home again," he said at his official unveiling. "I hope to win titles and play well. This is the hardest part, when you have to speak but don't know what to say. "It's a very exciting day for me. I promise to work with dedication. I hope we can repay the confidence placed in us." Perez added: "The requirement in Madrid is always high and our new coach will make us stronger in our objectives, which are the dreams of Real Madrid. "Rafa breathes football and Real Madrid. He works with passion for this sport. He is known for his brilliant preparation for matches and his great track record." Blancos stars such as Pepe and Sergio Ramos have come to the defence of Ancelotti's record at the club and Benitez completely understands why the coach's former charges support him, while refusing to compare his planned style to the Italian's or Jose Mourinho's. "Players should show their love for Carlo after what they've been through together," he added. "I talked with Ancelotti and I wished him the best. "Mourinho's Madrid, or Ancelotti's Madrid? I like a Real Madrid that wins and plays well. I shouldn't try to be like other coaches, I'm thinking about the future."

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