Former Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez excited by Napoli challenge

Rafael Benitez paid tribute to the Napoli fans after he was confirmed as the club's new manager.

Rafa Benitez is the new Napoli coach

Rafa Benitez takes over at Napoli

Rafa Benitez was announced as Napoli's new coach tonight after concluding his interim spell at Chelsea.

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 28 May 2013

Palace keen for Phillips to stay on after £120m goal

Mark Cavendish (centre) sprints to win the final stage of the Giro d'Italia in Brescia

Giro d'Italia: Mark Cavendish is first Briton to win points jerseys in all three Grand Tours

A year after losing the Giro d'Italia's points classification by a single point – and with it his chances of a Grand Slam of victories in the category in all three Grand Tours – Mark Cavendish bounced back with a vengeance.

Rafa Benitez urging his players on

After troubles at Chelsea, Rafael Benitez faces another testing role at Napoli

The Spaniard is on the verge of agreeing a deal with the Italian side

Wayne Rooney celebrates with the Premier League trophy

Wayne Rooney transfer speculation: Manchester United striker in talks with PSG according to reports in France

L'Equipe claim the England international is speaking with the Ligue 1 side

Mark Cavendish hopes to win the opening stage tomorrow

Cycling: 'Third man' Mark Cavendish looking for centre stage at the Giro d'Italia

British sprinter targets first pink jersey in the Giro d'Italia after agenda set by Wiggins and Froome

The defender contrasted United’s title win with City’s narrow triumph

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand brands Manchester City and Liverpool also-rans, not contenders

The defender is celebrating after helping United to their 20th league title

A nice, hot cup of goodwill: Buy a 'suspended coffee' and it's banked for someone who needs it

You can order an Americano, latte, cappuccino, or skinny gingernut latte with froth on top at your local café, but now there's a new beverage in town: the "suspended coffee". Make sure you have had your caffeine hit, though, because this one's not for you. Every suspended drink ordered is reserved for someone who cannot afford to pay for their own. They get the coffee, you get the warm feeling inside.

Get me out of here: Avignon, Sorrento, Wales

Now... From now until 5 May, Kirker is offering three nights with breakfast at the Crillon le Brave, near Avignon, for £659pp. The deal includes BA flights from Heathrow to Marseille and car hire, so you can explore the rolling Provençal countryside around. Kirkerholidays.com

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona: I'm no tax fraud

Diego Maradona has returned to Naples to plead his innocence over €40m (£32m) in taxes the authorities claim he owes from his time playing for Napoli between 1984-1991.

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona determined to clear name over £32m tax bill

Hundreds of supporters greeted the 52-year-old on his arrival at Naples airport yesterda

Napoli's Edinson Cavani has scored 18 goals in Serie A this season and could command a fee of £52m

Manchester City 'to bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani' during summer transfer window

Napoli's Edinson Cavani is apparently a target for the Premier League champions

Mario Balotelli of AC Milan celebrates his goal scored from the penalty spot during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Is Arenas

Inter Milan fined over racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli

AC Milan forward was the subject of abuse

Edinson Cavani

Napoli president wants to partner Edinson Cavani with Mario Balotelli

Manchester City have reportedly been targeting Cavani

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