25 May 2013

Mazzari takes over Inter, Benitez set to coach Napoli

7:32 am on 25 May 2013

Italian football giants Inter Milan have appointed former Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri as their new coach, after sacking Andrea Stramaccioni following a disappointing ninth-place finish in Serie A.

And the next Napoli coach is rumoured to be outgoing Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez.

The 51-year-old Mazzari, who announced his departure from Napoli after their 2-1 loss against AS Roma in their last game of the season, took Napoli to second place in Serie A this season and re-established them as a force in Italian football over his four-year spell in charge.

They also won the Italian Cup last year.

The Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentis has told Italian television that Benitez will be his club's next coach and will sign on for two years.