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Benitez backs Ancelotti for Real Madrid

June 25, 2013
By ESPN staff
Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has backed Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Jose Mourinho as Real Madrid boss, suggesting the Italian will have better control of the dressing room than his predecessor.

• Rigg: Welcome to Madrid, Isco

In an interview with Spanish newspaper AS, Benitez, who coached Liverpool against Ancelotti's AC Milan in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals, urged Real to appoint the former PSG manager.

"I know him well from Milan because of ...

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