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#Rafa Benitez

# rafa-benitez - Friday 27 May, 2016

'Jose, Rafa and Rodgers face the same challenge: to make slightly lost clubs feel good again'

Which is the better way to hire a manager, asks Tommy Martin.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Rafa Benitez signs three-year deal to remain at relegated Newcastle

The Spaniard could not prevent the Magpies dropping out of the Premier League this month.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 16 May, 2016

Heart telling Benitez to drop a division with Newcastle, 'but you have to use the brain'

The Magpies romped to a stunning 5-1 win over Tottenham, but the former Real Madrid boss says he has yet to make a decision over his future at St James’ Park.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 23 April, 2016

As it happened: Liverpool v Newcastle, Premier League

Rafa Benitez was back at his old club as the Magpies looked to pull themselves out of the relegation zone.

# rafa-benitez - Friday 22 April, 2016

Klopp: Liverpool fans should welcome ‘old friend’ Rafa back to Anfield tomorrow LFC

Klopp: Liverpool fans should welcome ‘old friend’ Rafa back to Anfield tomorrow

Klopp wants the former Reds boss to get the reception he deserves on Saturday.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Anita strike earns Newcastle vital point against sub-par City

Manchester City went to Newcastle hoping to put seven points between them and fifth-place Manchester United.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Rafa Benitez receives the perfect birthday present as Newcastle give themselves a lifeline

The Magpies ended a seven-game winless run with an invaluable win over Swansea.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Incredible finale as Norwich deliver killer blow to Newcastle’s hopes of staying up

Aleksandar Mitrovic thought he had rescued a point for his side before Martin Olsson’s last-gasp winner.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Rob Elliot ruled out of Euro 2016 as Newcastle confirm his season is over

Cruciate injury will sideline Ireland keeper for several months.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 28 March, 2016

‘Rafa Benitez can save Newcastle from relegation’ – Daryl Janmaat

The Magpies are confident of top flight survival now that the former Real Madrid boss is in charge, according to the 26-year-old defender.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 14 March, 2016

8 games from history! Title chasers Leicester prevail again thanks to ‘offside’ goal

A spectacular overhead kick from Shinji Okazaki helped Claudio Ranier’s men win.

# rafa-benitez - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Rafa Benitez hits out at Real Madrid president in candid interview on BT Sport

He was part of the broadcaster’s Champions League line-up last night.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Sacked Benitez shows class by wishing Zidane luck in honourable statement

Benitez thanked everyone at the club for their help during his spell in charge.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 4 January, 2016

5 reasons why Rafa Benitez was sacked as Real Madrid manager

The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea coach leaves with the Spanish club just four points off the top of the table.

We’ll Leave it There So: Mayweather on McGregor popularity, Benitez sacked and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, Cian O’Connor has lost his appeal over the bizarre incident that cost Ireland Olympic qualification.

Rafa Benitez sacked as Real Madrid manager, Zidane replaces him

The French legend has replaced the former Liverpool coach in the role.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Rafa Benitez jeered for controversial James Rodriguez substitution

The Colombian was replaced by Mateo Kovacic in the 58th minute.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 28 December, 2015

Marty to LVG: 5 managers who need a big 2016

New year, new challenges, which managers will be under the spotlight in 2016?

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Ronaldo scores 4 in 20 minutes as Real Madrid match Champions League record

Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick… and Ronaldo still found a way to overshadow him.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 5 October, 2015

Ranking all Liverpool’s Premier League managers from worst to best

From Graeme Souness to Brendan Rodgers, we rate each of the Anfield club’s modern-day coaches.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

7 of the most intriguing revelations so far from Gerrard’s autobiography

The Liverpool legend gives his thoughts on Mario Balotelli, the 2010 England World Cup squad and more.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 29 August, 2015

‘West Ham were three hours away from appointing Rafa Benitez’

The former Liverpool boss eventually opted to join Real Madrid to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

Ex-Liverpool player under fire for making sexist remarks on Twitter

The 28-year-old former Holland international subsequently attempted to defend his behaviour.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Gareth Bale was booed by Real Madrid’s fans last night

Rafa Benitez has backed the Wales international to shine this season after a difficult 2014-15 campaign.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘We tidy up Mourinho’s messes,’ says Rafa Benitez’s wife

Don’t worry, Montserrat Seara was joking.

# rafa-benitez - Friday 17 July, 2015

‘Choosing between Ronaldo & Bale is like choosing a favourite parent’

The coach declined the opportunity to select a favourite.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 15 June, 2015

‘Why wouldn’t Benitez build Madrid around Bale?’

The Wales coach says the incoming Madrid boss must have been happy with the winger’s display against Belgium.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Benitez the man for Madrid, American football in Dublin and today’s sport

There’s also a new radio show for Marty Morrissey and more developments in the Fifa corruption story.

Terry, Gazza and now Rafa Benitez – the football figures who showed their soft side

We look back at the footballers who cried after the new Real Madrid boss broke down at his press conference.

Football’s worst kept secret has been confirmed but is Rafa the right man for Real? Senor Benitez This post contains a poll

# rafa-benitez - Monday 25 May, 2015

Real are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Carlo Ancelotti

“It has been a very hard decision… but Real Madrid is extremely demanding.”

John Terry has equalled a Man United legend’s Premier League record

The Chelsea captain lifted the trophy on Sunday, having featured throughout the clash with Sunderland

# rafa-benitez - Monday 4 May, 2015

John Terry’s victory speech was like Father Ted accepting the Golden Cleric

The Chelsea captain threw a dig at his former coach Rafa Benitez.

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

# rafa-benitez - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Carragher and Neville have the zonal marking debate to end all zonal marking debates MNF

Carragher and Neville have the zonal marking debate to end all zonal marking debates

The two disagreed to an extent on the effectiveness of the style.

# rafa-benitez - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Napoli: Benitez AWOL rumours ridiculous

Napoli have silenced suggestions that the coach has fallen out with the club’s president and insisted his absence is simply a holiday

# rafa-benitez - Friday 17 January, 2014

Rafa Benitez thinks Liverpool will qualify for the Champions League ahead of United

The club’s former coach also says Steven Gerrard’s role in their excellent season is being underappreciated.

# rafa-benitez - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Check out Napoli’s new military-style camouflage kit

It’s different, we’ll give them that much.

# rafa-benitez - Monday 27 May, 2013

Rafa Benitez appointed Napoli coach, says club president

His exploits at Chelsea have earned Rafa a new job in Serie A.

# rafa-benitez - Friday 24 May, 2013

Ding dong Rafa’s gone! Birthday present Benitez off to Napoli

Aurelio De Laurentiis celebrated his birthday by signing up the Spaniard on a two-year deal.

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