Benitez planning long Inter stay

25 July 2010 03:45
New Internazionale coach Rafael Benitez is hoping for a long and successful spell at the San Siro helm. Benitez replaced Jose Mourinho in the hot-seat following the Portuguese coach's departure to Real Madrid. Mourinho guided Inter to a treble of Italian league and cup plus the Champions League last season and the former Liverpool boss has large shoes to fill. However, the Spaniard is not daunted by the task of replacing a record-breaking predecessor. "It expect to stay here for many years, because it means we would be winning," he declared. Meanwhile, Benitez has suggested that rising Brazilian star Coutinho is in line for a place in the first team during the pre-season tour to North America. He added: "He has done very well in our workouts. He is young, but important for us. "We are very happy with him, he is the player who has impressed me the most."

Source: ESA