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Benitez furious with Hemed’s winner as Newcastle’s winning run ends

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Newcastle United’s three-game winning run came to an end as the Magpies dropped all three points against Brighton at the Falmer Stadium on Sunday.

Rafael Benitez’s side had pipped Brighton to the Championship title last season but the hosts grabbed an important win in the Premier League courtesy of a goal from striker Tomer Hemed.

The summer transfer business Newcastle United must do before the window closes

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As transfer deadline day fast approaches, clubs around the country will be evaluating what business they still need to do to set themselves up for a successful season. One team that arguably still...

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Newcastle enter race to sign Napoli goalkeeper

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Newcastle United are interested in signing Napoli’s Brazilian keeper Rafael Cabral, according to reports in Italy.

The 27-year-old has been in Naples since 2013 but has spent most of his time as a backup to the club’s chief custodian, Pepe Reina. Now Magpies boss Rafael Benitez wants to bring the former Santos keeper to Tyneside before the transfer window shuts down in a fortnight’s time.

Newcastle’s Joselu hopes to hit the ground running

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Newcastle United’s new summer signing Joselu believes the Spanish influence at the club will help him make a strong start at the club.

The former Real Madrid man signed a three-year deal with the Magpies for a fee believed to be £5 million. The 27-year-old claims he can get the goals for manager Rafael Benitez, who he cites as the principal reason why he decided to come to Tyneside.

Newcastle set to offload four players in the next few days

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This has been a very busy transfer window for Newcastle United, with manager Rafael Benitez making as many as six new signings.

The Spaniard wants more addition to the squad before the window closes, and he is looking to cut the squad down to make room for new players.

According to reports from the Daily Star, the Magpies are ready to offload Emmanuel Riviere, Massadio Haidara, Tim Krul and Jack Colback in the next few days.

Newcastle United vs. Spurs predicted lineups, TV news and preview

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On the first weekend of the Premier League season there are certain matches that quicken the pulse. Not necessarily familiar clashes between two of the division’s longstanding juggernauts, but games that fall in line with the invigorating refreshment of a new term.

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Newcastle favourites to sign 17-goal attacker, deal should be done in a few days

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Newcastle United are tipped to complete the signing of Austria Vienna striker Olarenwaju Kayode in the coming days.

Kayode is a Nigerian international who netted 17 goals in the last campaign and according to reports in his home land, he is set to move to Tyneside “in a matter of days”.

Newcastle midfielder set for exit, 27-yr-old had a training ground bust-up with Benitez

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Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is all set to leave the club after a training ground bust-up with manager Rafael Benitez.

According to Daily Mail, the former Sunderland midfielder refused to take part in a training session and that infuriated the Spanish manager.

The report adds that Colback was ordered to train away from the first team but the midfielder was asked to join the group after one of the players picked up an injury.

Benitez vows to fight on despite transfer woes

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London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez has pledged not to quit as manager of Newcastle United despite his mounting frustration over the club’s failure to back him in the transfer market.

Since guiding Newcastle into the top flight by winning the second-tier Championship last season, Benitez has been engaged in a transfer struggle with owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle boss Benitez vows to fight on despite transfer woes

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London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez has pledged not to walk away from his role as manager of Newcastle United despite his mounting frustration over the club’s failure to back him in the transfer market.

Since guiding Newcastle into the top flight by winning the second-tier Championship last season, Benitez has been engaged in a transfer struggle with owner Mike Ashley.

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 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.

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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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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.

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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.