Real Madrid have appointed Rafa Benitez as their new manager after the Spaniard signed a three-year deal at the Bernabeu. The former Liverpool boss left Napoli in order to take charge of Los Blancos, replacing the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at the helm.
In recent times Madrid have spent vast sums of money on some of the world's best players with Ronaldo and Kaka joining the club in the Summer for World Record fees, with that though comes with increased pressure and so far the team have not quite gelled in European competition.
Any Manager wanting to take charge of Real Madrid will know that not only must they produce a winning team but they must produce a winning team that plays an attractive style of football. There have been any number of Managers in and out of the Bernabeu in recent times including Juande Ramos, Fabio Capello and Vicente Del Bosque who was famously sacked after one season despite winning the Champions League.
The key for any Manager who takes charge at Real Madrid over the next few year's will be success in the Champions League, they have continued over the past five years to fail to reach the latter stages of the tournament so a new Manager is likely to want to have a proven track record in the competition. The team are widely considered as the most successful club in world football having won La Liga 31 times and the Champions League nine times which is the current record and the fans and board are absolutely desperate for a 10th win in the Champions League sooner rather than later.