Rafa Benitez is Newcastle’s new manager

After coaching Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid, Rafael Benitez Maudes has now been announced as Newcastle’s new manager.

This comes after Steve McClaren was sacked as the gaffer of the English Premier League club hours ago.

Benitez, who signed a three-year contract to take over in the north-east, will be joined by Fabio Pecchia, Francisco de Míguel Moreno and Antonio Gómez Pérez as his backroom staff.

Read below, what Benitez had to say about his new appointment:

“I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a legendary English club, with the massive challenge of remaining part of the Premier League.

“It will be a challenge not just for me and my staff but for the players, the Club and the fans.

“All of us must push together in the same direction and with the same target in mind. This is the reason why I’m going to ask for your total support to successfully complete this task.

“Personally, it means my return to the Premier League, closer to my home and my family. I can’t be happier.

“C’mon Toon Army! The club and I need your total involvement!”

 

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