Rafa Benitez has signed his Real Madrid contract and will be presented as Coach at an event on Wednesday, reports claim.
AS say Benitez put pen-to-paper on Monday on a three-year deal worth €4m a year, having arrived in Madrid from Naples.
Benitez was joined by goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero, fitness trainer Paco de Miguel and analyst Antonio Gomez, as well as Juan Francisco Sanchez, his publicist.
The identity of Benitez’s assistant coach has yet to be decided but Fernando Morientes, the former Madrid striker who played under Benitez at Liverpool, is a contender.
Benitez met with Florentino Perez and Jose Angel Sanchez to discuss transfers, with David De Gea, Sergio Aguero and Marco Verratti on the agenda.
A Press conference is to be held at 1pm local time on Wednesday after Benitez has been presented in the VIP box at Santiago Bernabeu.
Benitez will finalise details of Madrid’s pre-season tour before going on a short holiday.
He has already been at Madrid’s training ground, Valdebebas, and intends to make good use of the Madrid cantera, having viewed all the club’s facilities.