Rafa: Liverpool FC, Benitez, and the New Spanish Fury

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In 2004, Rafa Benitez became the manager of Liverpool, bringing with him a platoon of Spanish players and designs on the club's first league title since 1990. In his first season in England Benitez offered both hope and misery to Liverpool supporters. In Europe, the club battled to the final of the Champions League in 2005 and, against all expectations, won. Domestically, though, they faltered. Could he yet turn Liverpool around and learn from his early mistakes? And could Liverpool overcome its own structural and funding problems to deliver a new stadium, new investors, and a team to match its supporters' ambitions? This sourcebook examines the developing connections between the English and Spanish game and focuses on Benitez's attempt to bring the Premiership title to Anfield. It also uniquely offers a detailed account from Spanish academic Ramon Llopis of Benitez's rise in the Spanish game, including his terrific work at Valencia. Rafa Benitez has brought a distinctly Iberian flavor to Liverpool Football Club, and this engrossing book reveals all you need to know about the man, his soccer philosophies, and the new Spanish fury at Anfield.

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John Williams is an academic at the University of Leicester. He has written widely about soccer and soccer culture.

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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 2004, Rafa Benitez decamped from success at Valencia CF to become manager of Liverpool, bringing with him a platoon of Spanish players and designs on the club s first league title since 1990. In his first season in England, Benitez offered both hope and misery to Liverpool supporters. In Europe, the club battled to a memorable victory in the Champions League in 2005. Domestically, though, Liverpool faltered. An FA Cup win in 2006 could not hide continued failings in the Premiership. Could Benitez yet turn Liverpool around and learn from his early mistakes? And could Liverpool overcome their own structural and ownership problems to deliver a new stadium and a team that would finally match their supporters ambitions? Another Champions League final in 2007 and wealthy American owners at Anfield point to another exciting new direction for Liverpool FC and its ambitious Spanish coach. Rafa examines the developing connections between the English and Spanish game and focuses on Benitez s attempt to bring European success and the Premiership title to Anfield. It also uniquely offers a detailed account from Spanish academic Ramon Llopis of Benitez s rise in the Spanish game, including his terrific work at Valencia. The much coveted Rafa Benitez has brought a distinctly Iberian flavour to Liverpool Football Club, and this engrossing book reveals all you need to know about the man, his football philosophy and the new Spanish fury at Anfield. Bookseller Inventory # UGH9781845962050

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Book Description Mainstream Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 2004, Rafa Benitez decamped from success at Valencia CF to become manager of Liverpool, bringing with him a platoon of Spanish players and designs on the club s first league title since 1990. In his first season in England, Benitez offered both hope and misery to Liverpool supporters. In Europe, the club battled to a memorable victory in the Champions League in 2005. Domestically, though, Liverpool faltered. An FA Cup win in 2006 could not hide continued failings in the Premiership. Could Benitez yet turn Liverpool around and learn from his early mistakes? And could Liverpool overcome their own structural and ownership problems to deliver a new stadium and a team that would finally match their supporters ambitions? Another Champions League final in 2007 and wealthy American owners at Anfield point to another exciting new direction for Liverpool FC and its ambitious Spanish coach. Rafa examines the developing connections between the English and Spanish game and focuses on Benitez s attempt to bring European success and the Premiership title to Anfield. It also uniquely offers a detailed account from Spanish academic Ramon Llopis of Benitez s rise in the Spanish game, including his terrific work at Valencia. The much coveted Rafa Benitez has brought a distinctly Iberian flavour to Liverpool Football Club, and this engrossing book reveals all you need to know about the man, his football philosophy and the new Spanish fury at Anfield. Bookseller Inventory # UGH9781845962050

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