Spaniard Rafa Benítez was officially presented this Monday (3) as the new coach of Celta de Vigo, where his initial objective is “to compete in every game” in order to have more ambitions in the future.
“I like to compete to win, but I know what the situation is and now we are going to compete in each game, then we will see other long-term goals,” said Benitez at the press conference for his presentation.
The coach, who was without a club, signed a three-year contract with Celta, who finished the last Spanish Championship in 13th place.
“I’m used to always trying to win, even on teams that couldn’t win. I like to improve, compete, I’m realistic and I look for that balance. I know it won’t be possible to win all the time, but it’s necessary to build a base for the team to grow and be competitive,” he said.
With victorious passages through Valencia, Liverpool e ChelseaBenítez has been free on the market since being sacked by Everton in the Englandat the beginning of last year.
He stated that he had since received “more than 20 offers, but many were far away, on another continent, for much more money”.
“After going through China, Italy, England, Spain, at the end you say: ‘I’m going to try to be in one of the biggest leagues, close to my family and look for a project I can work on effectively'”, explained Benítez.
Celta’s new coach, who will turn 100 in August, highlighted that it is a “proud” to lead the team in its centenary.
Already this week, he will lead the first activities with the players, who this Monday began to undergo medical examinations to start the pre-season.
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