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'Benitez? Good luck to Madrid fans' - Materazzi

By Rahul Bali

Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi has wished Real Madrid fans the best of luck with new coach Rafael Benitez.

The deposed European champions sacked Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season and the Napoli boss was confirmed as his successor on Wednesday, despite leading the San Paolo club to fifth in Serie A this term.

Materazzi, now coaching Chennaiyin FC in India, worked with the ex-Liverpool manager briefly at San Siro after the Spaniard replaced Jose Mourinho at Inter, and does not hold much optimism for his time at the Bernabeu.

"I expected Napoli to have an ordinary season," he told Goal.

"I was saying that even when it seemed that things were going well. He's going to Madrid, so good luck to him, but above all, good luck to Real Madrid supporters."