Rafael Benítez has a very tough task ahead of him. Replacing Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid will not be easy, because the Italian had the fans and the players' support. However, Benítez knows what he needs to take care of right after signing his contract, according to AS.
Meet with the players
Benítez wants to earn his players' trust, he understands why they supported Ancelotti that much but he's not responsible of his departure, and that's why he wants to meet with them and explain them what he wants. He will ask for respect and commitment.
He's worried about the travels this pre-season
Benítez doesn't enjoy these pre-seasons and he's worried about Real Madrid's trips to Australia, United States and Germany. Still, he will take care of the physical and tactical training as soon as possible, no matter where the team is based.
Finish the club's transfer market soon enough
When he officially becomes Real's manager, he will be told about the club's plans. Benítez has his own views and Real Madrid must pay attention to them. He wants to start the pre-season with 95% of the roster ready to go.
Rotations and surprises
Benítez has used 22 players regularly in Napoli and he will do this exact same thing in Real Madrid. Ronaldo could rotate like the rest of his teammates.
Short videos and analysis
Benítez wants his players to understand the opposition's tactics, but this will only be done in short meetings.
Earn the fans' trust
Benítez knows that the fans do not support him but he wants to work hard and revert that situation, according to AS.
Change the way the Academy works
Benítez wants the youth teams to play with the same formation and principles used by the first team.