Benitez Pens New Red’s Deal

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Liverpool have officially announced Rafael Benitez has signed a new four-year deal which will see him remain at Anfield until 2010.

The 46yr old Spaniard has achieved great success since joining us from Valencia in June 2004 and led us to Champions League success in 2005 and also guided us to a Super Cup and FA Cup glory last season.

He told the club’s website: ‘There was never going to be a problem once we reached an agreement. All the documents have been signed and sent to the club.’

‘I’m very happy at Liverpool and hope we can enjoy more success in the seasons to come.’

Liverpool Chief Executive Rick Parry also told the club’s website, he is thrilled Rafa is staying with the Reds and is confident he’ll be able to build on his excellent first two seasons in charge.

‘We are absolutely delighted Rafa has put pen to paper on this deal today,’ Parry said.

‘The day we shook hands last season was when we really knew he was committing his future to us and we knew he was a man of his word and he’d sign the contract this summer.

‘This contract is not about financial reward, but about Rafa’s belief he can take the club even further forward.

‘We are sure the club is in safe hands under this manager and we have someone who shares the vision of everyone connected to Liverpool.’

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