Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as Real Madrid's new coach. The news has been an open secret for a number of weeks but the Spaniard was confirmed as Carlo Ancelotti's successor on Wednesday morning through an official club statement. It read: "Real Madrid C. F. will present Rafa Benítez as the new first team coach for the next three seasons today, Wednesday 3 June. "The ceremony will take place at 1pm CEST in the presidential box of the Santiago Bernabéu. Following his unveiling, Rafa Benítez will hold a press conference in the press room." The former Napoli, Chelsea, Inter, Liverpool and Valencia boss arrived in Madrid on Monday after ending his two-year stint in Serie A.