posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 12:50 PM
Claudio Ranieri was finally unveiled to the Spanish media as the new coach of Valencia on Tuesday, returning to the club he left for Atletico Madrid
The Italian, sacked by Chelsea last week despite guiding them to the Champions League semi-final and to second in the English Premiership, had been
widely-tipped to take over at the Mestalla.
He replaces Rafael Benitez who resigned last week despite clinching a Primera Liga and UEFA Cup double.
During his previous spell at the club, which lasted two years, Ranieri won the Copa del Rey and clinched qualification for the Champions League.