Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United

Major blow for Newcastle, key man could leave the club if this keeps happening

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is unhappy with the club’s efforts in the transfer market and according to latest reports, fans fear that he could leave this summer.

Sunday Times are claiming that Newcastle have failed to secure the services of Tammy Abraham, Willy Caballero, Mangala and Delph despite the manager’s efforts to convince them.

4 summer transfer targets for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United

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The first part of the Rafa Benitez revival project at Newcastle United is complete with the Magpies now back in the top flight. However, Benitez knows that his team needs to improve to be capable of...

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Reports: Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina turns down move to Newcastle United

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Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has rejected the opportunity of a potential return to the Premier League with Newcastle United, according to the Express.

Despite securing Champions League football for next season after finishing third in the Serie A standings, Reina is thought to be unhappy with his life at Naples and is widely expected to leave the Italian side this summer.

Three Players Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez could sign this summer

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Newcastle United are back where they belong. The Magpies have qualified for the Premier League next season at the first time of asking after being relegated last season and could also win the Championship on the last day of the campaign should results go their way.

Manager Rafa Benitez has already build a cult status for himself at the Sports Direct Arena, however there are tensions in Tyneside that the Spaniard might leave the club if things doesn’t go his way in the coming days.

Newcastle get back to ‘football business’ after tax raid

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London (AFP) – Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday tried to turn the attention back to his club’s promotion to the Premier League, a day after the club was raided by British tax authorities.

Magpies managing director Lee Charnley was arrested and later released without charge on Wednesday by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of an Anglo-French investigation into suspected tax fraud in football totalling millions of pounds.

Newcastle get back to ‘football business’ after tax raid

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London (AFP) – Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday tried to turn the attention back to his club’s promotion to the Premier League, a day after the club was raided by British tax authorities.

Magpies managing director Lee Charnley was arrested and later released without charge on Wednesday by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of an Anglo-French investigation into suspected tax fraud in football totalling millions of pounds.

Three Liverpool players Rafa Benitez could sign for Newcastle United

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Following Newcastle United’s promotion to the Premier League, Rafael Benitez should consider bolstering the squad in the summer transfer window.

The Spaniard could look to raid his former club Liverpool to add necessary reinforcements. Here are three players he could sign in the summer.

Daniel Sturridge

The England striker is arguably one of the best finishers in the league but he has struggled with his injuries in the past few seasons.

Benitez steers Newcastle back to Premier League

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London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston on Monday.

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss stayed on after they were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season and even though Newcastle stumbled of late, the victory over Preston guaranteed a top two finish.

4-2-3-1 vs Preston: Predicted Newcastle starting lineup; defender could return but striker misses out again

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Newcastle United vs Preston
English Championship 2016/17
24th April,19:45pm BST
St James’ Park, Newcastle

Newcastle United will take on Preston in a crucial Championship match on Monday night.

A poor run in the last three games (two defeats and a draw) had shown the Magpies loosing grip on the title.

Report: West Ham poised to move for Champions League winning manager

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West Ham United could be looking to move for Newcastle United manager, Rafael Benitez, if Slaven Bilic is relieved of his duties.

The Hammers have lost their last three Premier League games, and are without a win in five matches. The 2016-17 campaign hasn’t gone according to plans for Bilic, and his position will be assessed at the end of the season.

Newcastle boss in line to replace Wenger - he would bring Arsenal legend with him

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Could this be the year when Arsène Wenger finally steps down as an Arsenal manager? Wenger’s £8m-a-year contract expires at the end of the season, and there is a strong possibility that he might walk away. A new two-year-old contract is on the table, and it is up to Wenger to decide whether he will stay put.

Rafa – I Have To Say Thanks To Every Player

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was very happy with the overall performance today at Eland Road in what was expected to be a very tough game for the Magpies. Newcastle started off well in the first 20 minutes and were then gifted a goal by goalkeeper Robert Green when he dropped alob into the box from [.

Benitez stays to lead Newcastle’s promotion bid

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) Rafael Benitez confirmed Wednesday he would stay on as Newcastle United manager in a bid to lead the north-east club's bid for promotion back to the Premier League.

The 56-year-old Spaniard has agreed a new three-year deal after opting against exercising a release clause open to him in the event of relegation that was in his initial contract signed in March.

Benitez stays to lead Newcastle’s promotion bid

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) Rafael Benitez confirmed Wednesday he would stay on as Newcastle United manager in a bid to lead the north-east club's bid for promotion back to the Premier League.

The 56-year-old Spaniard has agreed a new three-year deal after opting against exercising a release clause open to him in the event of relegation that was in his initial contract signed in March.

Newcastle will be a powerful force in Championship if Mike Ashley gives Rafa Benitez control

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Multiple sources have reported that Rafa Benitez is likely to stay at Newcastle United after club owner Mike Ashley has agreed to give the former Liverpool, Napoli and Real Madrid manager full control of transfers, scouting, the academy, and even medical staff. Why would Rafa stay? Maybe it's because of the statue.

Newcastle will be a powerful force in Championship if Mike Ashley gives Rafa Benitez control

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Multiple sources have reported that Rafa Benitez is likely to stay at Newcastle United after club owner Mike Ashley has agreed to give the former Liverpool, Napoli and Real Madrid manager full control of transfers, scouting, the academy, and even medical staff. Why would Rafa stay? Maybe it's because of the statue.

Benitez says ‘good chance’ he’ll stay at Newcastle

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London (AFP) Rafael Benitez said Saturday there was a "good chance" he would remain as manager of Newcastle United despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The Spaniard added he had started talks with the north-east club's management, with a final decision expected within the next two weeks.

Benitez says ‘good chance’ he’ll stay at Newcastle

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London (AFP) Rafael Benitez said Saturday there was a "good chance" he would remain as manager of Newcastle United despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The Spaniard added he had started talks with the north-east club's management, with a final decision expected within the next two weeks.

Benitez’s future up for grabs as Pochettino sticks with Spurs

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) While Rafael Benitez's future at Newcastle United remains uncertain, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed his commitment to Tottenham Hotspur this week by agreeing a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.

The two managers meet at St James' Park this weekend when Pochettino will attempt to cap a fine season by seeing his side confirmed as runners-up behind Premier League champions Leicester City, while Benitez's target is to ensure Newcastle restore at least some pride before dropping down into the Championship.

Benitez’s future up for grabs as Pochettino sticks with Spurs

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) While Rafael Benitez's future at Newcastle United remains uncertain, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed his commitment to Tottenham Hotspur this week by agreeing a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021.

The two managers meet at St James' Park this weekend when Pochettino will attempt to cap a fine season by seeing his side confirmed as runners-up behind Premier League champions Leicester City, while Benitez's target is to ensure Newcastle restore at least some pride before dropping down into the Championship.

Rafa's Return Ends In A Draw for Reds

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As always it was fantastic to see Rafa Benitez back at Anfield on Saturday afternoon but I just knew he would find a way to get the better of Klopp's side. I predicted a score draw and wasn't surprised at all to see our two nil lead disappear.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Newcastle

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Rafa returns to Anfield on Saturday as the Reds welcome his Newcastle side to L4. It will be fantastic to see Rafa back on the touchline and as much as I hope he manages to keep Newcastle up, winning comes first and Jurgen Klopp needs to steer his side to another victory and continue a fantastic run of form.

Marcus Rashford, Mamadou Sakho, Aguero… Names of the Premier League, week 34

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The title race is hotting up. Leicester are still grinding out results, while Tottenham look like in the words of Harry Kane lions ready to pounce on any slip up. Things are just as...

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Crystal Palace, Norwich, Sunderland, Newcastle – Who stays, who goes? The Premier League relegation battle assessed

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With the final international break of the season now concluded, our focus turns back to club matters and the Premier League relegation fight. It's now at the stage where only points matter. A...

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Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitez looking for more after first point

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez warned his side that they need to start better in matches, after Aleksandar Mitrovic rescued a 1-1 derby draw against Sunderland on Sunday.

The Serbian striker headed in an 83rd-minute equalizer as the Magpies ended a four-match losing streak.

Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitez looking for more after first point

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez warned his side that they need to start better in matches, after Aleksandar Mitrovic rescued a 1-1 derby draw against Sunderland on Sunday.

The Serbian striker headed in an 83rd-minute equalizer as the Magpies ended a four-match losing streak.

Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland: Mitrovic late show keeps northeast foes in mire

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Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home an 83rd-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Sunday that did nothing to ease both clubs' Premier League relegation fears.

Both remain in the bottom three, but it could have been so much worse for Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez as his side trailed in his second game in charge against local rivals who had won their previous six derby encounters.

English Premier League

Benitez warns Newcastle over future plans

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London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle they must show him a strong blueprint for success in the Premier League as the Spaniard ponders his future.

Benitez’s side clinched an immediate return to the Premier League following last year’s relegation as a 4-1 victory over Preston on Monday guaranteed automatic promotion from the Championship.

Liverpool vs. Arsenal: 5 recent classics to relive ahead of this weekend’s clash

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This weekend heralds a potentially titanic clash in the Premier League between two sides steeped in history. On Saturday evening, it's Liverpool vs. Arsenal. The home side sit 5th in the league...

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Real Madrid

Juventus hitting form at the perfect time in pursuit of overdue Champions League glory

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Winning the UEFA Champions League requires a clutch of different qualities. Teams who go all the way are supremely talented, yet underscoring all their ability is diligence, intensity and a steely mentality.

Champions League success can be circumstantial too. In 2016, Real Madrid were a mess under Rafael Benitez in the early stages of the campaign, before Zinedine Zidane added some organization and impetus to the team which ultimately proved vital on their way to an 11th European crown in Milan.

Juventus hitting form at the perfect time in pursuit of overdue Champions League glory

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Winning the UEFA Champions League requires a clutch of different qualities. Teams who go all the way are supremely talented, yet underscoring all their ability is diligence, intensity and a steely mentality.

Champions League success can be circumstantial too. In 2016, Real Madrid were a mess under Rafael Benitez in the early stages of the campaign, before Zinedine Zidane added some organization and impetus to the team which ultimately proved vital on their way to an 11th European crown in Milan.

Zidane has justified his Real Madrid appointment by displaying these 5 important qualities

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Zinedine Zidane’s critics said he was undeserving of the managerial position at Real Madrid. But his success as Real Madrid manager showed his appointment was justified.

Just over a month before he took over from Rafael Benitez, Real Madrid had been hammered 4-0 at home by Barcelona.

Real Madrid consider loan deal for Jese Rodriguez

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Real Madrid are considering a loan deal for forward Jese Rodriguez to help him acquire crucial playing time next season, reports Spanish newspaper Marca.

Once dubbed as one of the best young prospects in the world, Jese has failed to establish himself as a regular starter at the Spanish capital.

Zidane seventh into player and coach Champions League heaven

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Madrid (AFP) French football legend Zinedine Zidane became just the seventh man to win the Champions League as a player and a coach after Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties on Saturday.

Zidane masterminded a huge turnaround in Real's fortunes just five months into his first senior managerial role as he led the Spanish giants to their 11th European Cup after replacing the sacked Rafael Benitez in January.

Zidane seventh into player and coach Champions League heaven

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Madrid (AFP) French football legend Zinedine Zidane became just the seventh man to win the Champions League as a player and a coach after Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties on Saturday.

Zidane masterminded a huge turnaround in Real's fortunes just five months into his first senior managerial role as he led the Spanish giants to their 11th European Cup after replacing the sacked Rafael Benitez in January.

Ronaldo to ‘transcend’ final, says Zidane

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Milan (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he expects Cristiano Ronaldo to "transcend" the Champions League final on Saturday and lead them to victory over Atletico Madrid.

Real striker Ronaldo gave fans a scare when he limped out of training on Tuesday.

But not only is the Portuguese superstar fully fit and in a position to beat his own Champions League record of 17 goals in a season, Zidane believes he will feed off the intensity of the final to give fans a treat.

Ronaldo to ‘transcend’ final, says Zidane

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Milan (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he expects Cristiano Ronaldo to "transcend" the Champions League final on Saturday and lead them to victory over Atletico Madrid.

Real striker Ronaldo gave fans a scare when he limped out of training on Tuesday.

But not only is the Portuguese superstar fully fit and in a position to beat his own Champions League record of 17 goals in a season, Zidane believes he will feed off the intensity of the final to give fans a treat.

Zidane dreaming of Real Madrid title win

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes his side can dream of pulling off an incredible comeback to usurp Barcelona and win La Liga on Saturday.

Madrid need to win a 12th consecutive La Liga game at Deportivo la Coruna and hope that Barca slip up away at Granada to deny their eternal rivals the title.

Zidane dreaming of Real Madrid title win

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes his side can dream of pulling off an incredible comeback to usurp Barcelona and win La Liga on Saturday.

Madrid need to win a 12th consecutive La Liga game at Deportivo la Coruna and hope that Barca slip up away at Granada to deny their eternal rivals the title.

The Rest

Manchester United legend reveals reason for rejecting Liverpool

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Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic has revealed he was on the verge of joining Liverpool before making a move to Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old Serbian, who joined the Red Devils from Spartak Moscow in January 2016 went on to become one of the star players under Sir Alex Ferguson. Liverpool, who were managed by Rafael Benitez then wanted Vidic to join the Merseyside club.