PICTURE: The bartender mistaken for Rafa Benitez in Italy

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Sergio Valcano is a 47-year-old bartender experiencing some unexpected fame and fortunate in Italy.

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Rafael Benitez is one of football’s most recognisable coaches.

His success as a manager throughout his career makes him one of the highly sought after coaches in European football.

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He’s got a good reputation in Spain, England and he stands a great chance of achieving success this season in Serie A with Napoli.

However, none of that will mean much to 47-year-old Sergio Valcano, a bartender in Italy who happens to very similar to Benitez, in fact give him a pair of glasses and it’s hard to tell the difference.

“It is almost impossible not to exchange the real Benitez for Mr. Valcano, which is now signing autographs and gives the photographs of the many onlookers,” reads the story in Gazzetta dello Sport.

Volcano has been mistake for Benitez so many times that the need for an explanation now seems pointless as he just signs autographs and accepts the mistake identity.

“A neighbour started staring at me days ago. Eventually he could not resist and asked me if I was really him ... Rafa Benitez,” said the bartender.

Cue the waiter jokes from all of the Chelsea fans who never wanted Benitez in charge of their team in the first place last season.

images: © etyek, © Gazzetta.it; Gazzetta dello sport, © Doha Stadium Plus

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