The long running saga over Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez’s future is finally over. The Spaniard has signed a new long term deal which will keep him at the Merseyside club until 2014.
Following excellent wins over Real Madrid in the Champions League and then Manchester United in the Premier League, Benitez has signed a 5 year agreement.
Negotiations had dragged on for months and there were rumours that Benitez found it difficult to deal with the club’s owners, but on signing his new deal, the 48 year old said:
My heart is with Liverpool, so I’m delighted to sign this new deal.
I love the club, the fans and the city and with a club and supporters like this, I could never say no to staying.
I always made clear I wanted to be here for a long time and when I complete my new contract it will mean I have spent over a decade in Liverpool.
The club is greatly respected around the world due to its incredible history and tremendous heritage.
It is my aim to uphold those values and help create a new chapter in our history.
Throughout this process, I would like to thank the owners for their hard work in finalising the deal.
All of us at the club want the same thing, which is to be successful by winning major trophies.