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#Rafael Benitez

# rafael-benitez - Monday 8 January, 2018

Coutinho 'had everything' at just 18 years old

Rafael Benitez has recalled how impressed the coaches were at Inter.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 17 November, 2017

Mourinho has 'immense respect' for Benitez as pair prepare to meet for first time in a decade

The pair have feuded in the past but the Manchester United manager holds no ill will towards his Newcastle counterpart.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Everton links not shifting Dyche's focus as Burnley move up to seventh

Speculation linking Sean Dyche to the Everton job is unlikely to subside after his Burnley side beat Newcastle to climb the Premier League.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 30 October, 2017

Late Jeff Hendrick strike the difference as Burnley rise to seventh in the Premier League

Sean Dyche’s side moved up to seventh place after Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal to sink Newcastle, who drop to ninth.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Gabbiadini brace earns Southampton a share of the spoils at St Marys'

The Saints were en route to their third defeat in a row before a second half penalty from the Italian drew the sides level.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Joselu earns Newcastle a share of the spoils as Benitez faces former club

A Philippe Coutinho wonder strike was cancelled out as Rafael Benitez faced Liverpool at St James’ Park.

As it happened: Newcastle vs Liverpool, Premier League

Liverpool traveled to St James’ Park facing old boss Rafael Benitez in the Premier League.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Frustrated Benitez claims Brighton's winning goal a 'clear foul'

Brighton ended Newcastle’s three-game winning run with a 1-0 victory.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Benitez promised 'every last penny' to build for Newcastle's Premier League return

The promotion-winning manager looks set to stay at St James’s Park after having talks with Mike Ashley.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Ex-Newcastle winger arrested as part of tax fraud investigation

Former midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, who joined Brittany outfit Lorient last year, is among those in hot water.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 7 April, 2017

'Zidane changed everything and makes me feel important'

Toni Kroos has been in fine form for the European and world champions and has expressed his gratitude to his current coach.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'I was close to Arsenal': Xabi Alonso on Benitez, Gareth Barry and his unexpected Liverpool exit RED

'I was close to Arsenal': Xabi Alonso on Benitez, Gareth Barry and his unexpected Liverpool exit

The midfielder spent five years at Anfield but his departure in 2009 had been simmering for twelve months.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Championship title race is back on as Brighton close the gap on Rafa's Newcastle

Richie Towell came off the bench for Chris Hughton’s side in their 2-0 win over Rotherham.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

There were 42 goals in 11 Championship games tonight as play-off picture continues to enthrall

The top two both dropped points as the chasing pack closed the gap.

Newcastle's goalkeeper Karl Darlow conjured an absolute howler tonight Look Away Now This post contains videos

Newcastle's goalkeeper Karl Darlow conjured an absolute howler tonight

The Magpies suffered a setback against Norwich this evening.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Unfortunate last-minute Ciaran Clark own goal keeps Newcastle off top Woe This post contains videos

Unfortunate last-minute Ciaran Clark own goal keeps Newcastle off top

The Ireland defender nodded Kazenga LuaLua’s in-swinging cross over goalkeeper Karl Darlow and into his own net.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 8 January, 2017

'Zidane smarter than Benitez over Ronaldo'

Bixente Lizarazu has heaped praise on his compatriot, and believes he leads by example in the Merengue dressing room

# rafael-benitez - Monday 31 October, 2016

Opinion: Sunderland should look at their rivals Newcastle to see the benefit of being relegated

The Mackems once again face a season of struggle.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Daryl Murphy continues to find opportunities limited following 'no-brainer' move to Newcastle

The Irish international has featured just once since moving from Ipswich Town.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'Devastated' Newcastle apologise to fans following relegation

Lee Charnley has apologised to Newcastle United fans after the club slipped into the Championship.

Sunderland triumph relegates Newcastle and Norwich

Burton Albion and Rotherham United await the Toon Army.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Late Mitrovic header ends Black Cats winning streak in Tyne-Wear derby

An 83rd-minute equaliser from the Serbian striker gave the Magpies what may prove to be a vital point against rivals Sunderland.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 11 March, 2016

Rafa's back! Newcastle call in Benitez to save them from relegation

Former Liverpool and Chelsea boss returns to the Premier League on a three-year deal.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Fewest games, worst win record - how did Benitez compare to Real Madrid's last 5 bosses?

Following the sacking of the Spanish manager at Real Madrid, we look at the key Opta stats from his reign.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 4 January, 2016

'Mourinho waiting in the wings if Zidane fails at Real Madrid'

The Madrid and France legend was confirmed as Rafael Benitez’s successor earlier.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 4 December, 2015

Real Madrid kicked out of Copa del Rey - reports

It seems fielding the ineligible Denis Cheryshev has cost Rafa Benitez’s side their place in the last 16.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 23 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: USA falls for hurling, Irish fighter in UFC blow & all today's sport

Elsewhere, Rafa Benitez has got the dreaded vote of confidence from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 20 November, 2015

Benitez's sorry Barcelona record in La Liga could spell trouble

Rafael Benitez is under pressure ahead of the Clasico and his record at home against Barcelona does not paint an encouraging picture.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 8 November, 2015

This glorious Sergio Ramos bicycle kick couldn't stop Real losing tonight

At the Camp Nou, Neymar and Luis Suarez once again shone in Lionel Messi’s absence.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Benitez rubbishes ‘lies’ about Ronaldo relationship

The 55-year-old slammed reports that there is a breakdown in communication with the club’s all-time top scorer.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Real Madrid's 16-year-old prodigy in limbo

The youngster was left out of the club’s Champions League squad to face Malmo.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Rafa's response on De Gea to Real? - 'I have very good goalkeepers'

The Manchester United goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish giants but the former Liverpool boss has remained coy on any potential transfer

# rafael-benitez - Friday 17 July, 2015

Rafael Benitez has some bad news for Man United fans

The Real Madrid boss wants to keep the defender at the Bernabeu.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Real vice-president inadvertently 'confirms' Benitez appointment

Rafael Benitez appears poised to take over at Real Madrid after their vice-president effectively revealed the appointment.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Rafa Benitez is a step closer to one of the most coveted jobs in football

The Spanish coach has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Rafa Benitez almost certain to return to where it all began

One agent believes there is a “99%” chance of it happening.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Rafa Benitez is favourite to take over at the club where it all began

The Spaniard is being heavily-linked with a move to Real Madrid.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 8 May, 2015

Holders Sevilla have one foot in the Europa League final, Benitez's Napoli concede late

The La Liga outfit hold a three-goal advantage over Fiorentina, while Dnipro clinched a 1-1 draw with their Italian opponents.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Sampdoria's owner suggests Rafa Benitez is too fat to coach his team

The Sampdoria owner says he would request the Spaniard see a dietician before he would consider him.

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