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"Rafael Benitez takes control of Dalian Yifang as new manager"

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109   //    03 Jul 2019, 16:24 IST

Rafa Benitez was unveiled as the new manager of Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang on Tuesday and told the reporters he wants to 'leave a legacy' at the club.

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez took over the position of head coach of Dalian Yifang on Tuesday.

The Spaniard replaced South Korean coach Choi Kang-hee, who announced his resign on Monday afternoon.

Benitez, who has also managed at Newcastle United, Chelsea and Inter Milan, has reportedly received a £12million (GB pounds) a year pay packet to manage the Chinese Super League club.

Despite being a UEFA Champions League winning manager, Benitez is under no illusion that this job will be a challenge, telling journalists, "we are coming to a new country, a new culture and we will need help."

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