Tag Archives: Rafael Benítez

Rafael Benitez lifts the lid as he reveals when he knew he would be leaving Newcastle

By | 7th July 2019

Rafael Benitez has revealed that he told Newcastle United that he would be leaving the club as early as May. The Spaniard has suggested that, after his first meeting with owner Mike Ashley, there was no real chance of him staying for another year at St James’ Park. Contract talks continued between the pair as […]

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Sky Sports journalist: This is who I expect Salomon Rondon to join this summer

By | 7th July 2019

Pete Graves expects former Newcastle United loanee Salomon Rondon will reunite with Rafael Benitez in China this summer. Graves claims that the Venezuelan is likely to move to Dalian Yifang in the transfer window, the club Benitez joined after leaving the Magpies at the end of June. The Sky Sports journalist wrote on his personal […]

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Verdict: Rafa could surely end up haunting Newcastle as reportedly wants attacker reunion

By | 7th July 2019

OPINION One of the major positives at Newcastle United last season was the impact of striker Salomon Rondon during his loan spell. The Venezuelan international formed a great partnership with Ayoze Perez and Miguel Almiron, which formed a major part of the side which saw them overturn a dreadful start to the Premier League in […]

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‘I want to leave a legacy’: Benítez joins Dalian Yifang after Newcastle exit – video

Rafael Benítez has taken over as manager of the Chinese side Dalian Yifang barely a week after Newcastle announced his departure. Despite being a Champions League winning coach, the 59-year-old Spaniard said he is under no illusion that this job w…

Dean Saunders: This is what Newcastle fans must be thinking after Benitez exit

By | 1st July 2019

Dean Saunders has claimed that Newcastle United fans will be fearing that the club could take a turn for the worse following the departure of Rafael Benitez. It was announced on Monday that the Spaniard will be leaving St James’ Park on Sunday, after failing to agree an extension to his contract. Speaking on talkSPORT‘s […]

‘Clueless’, ‘Deluded’ – Some Newcastle fans fume over Richard Keys tweet about Benitez

By | 1st July 2019

OPINION Some Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to fume at Richard Keys for a tweet he posted about Rafael Benitez, in which he makes several claims to which Magpies fans have – naturally – reacted quite angrily to. And they have every right to call Keys – for example – “deluded”. One claim […]

Connolly shares theory about why Benitez may not have been given funds by Ashley at Newcastle

By | 30th June 2019

Former AFC Wimbledon striker David Connolly has claimed that Rafael Benitez may not have been given sufficient funds by Mike Ashley while at Newcastle United because of his final years as Liverpool boss. Benitez will no longer be officially associated with the Magpies from Monday, after it was announced earlier in the week that the […]

Newcastle fans hoping for high noon at Toon may not topple Mike Ashley | Barry Glendenning

By | 30th June 2019

Supporters’ group fighting Ashley is calling for a St James’ Park boycott – but would not be first to find apathy in their wayA couple of hours after finishing what was intended to be the first and final draft of this column, I was forced into a rewrit…

‘Can’t keep pretending’ – Newcastle fan group deliver damning statement after Rafa departure

By | 26th June 2019

Newcastle United fan group Wor Flags have launched an attack on Mike Ashley, saying their renowned displays will not be on show at St James’ Park until he leaves the club. After the confirmed departure of manager Rafael Benitez on Monday, the group reacted by saying they would go on a hiatus until further notice. […]