Rafa Benitez's wife aims parting shot at Chelsea

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Rafa Benitez has agreed a two year deal to become the next manager of Napoli - but that hasn't stopped his wife from firing a parting shot at ex-club Chelsea.

Benitez was an unpopular choice to temporarily take over from Roberto di Matteo after the Italian was sacked in November because of his past as Liverpool manager as well as comments allegedly made by the Spaniard regarding the nature of Chelsea's fans.

The 53-year-old won over the vast majority of Chelsea supporters after guiding the club to 3rd place in the Premier League and helping them win the Europa League.

Walter MazzarriHe has now agreed to succeed  as Napoli boss for next season, but wife Montse Benitez apparently saw fit to criticise the Stamford Bridge club for the abuse aimed at her husband by Chelsea fans.

"My dear husband comes back home today!!" she allegedly wrote on her Facebook page. "Farewell plastic flag fans with scruffy A4 banners!"

Her plastic flags comment refers to quotes attributed to Benitez when he was in charge of Liverpool.

‘We don’t need to give away flags for our fans to wave," he is accused of saying before Liverpool's 2007 Champions League showdown with Chelsea. "Our supporters are always there with their hearts, and that is all we need. It’s the passion of the fans that helps to win matches – not flags."

As yet there have been no official statements from any party involved over the authenticity of the message.

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