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#Rafael Benitez

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Benítez to consider €13m offer to manage in China as Newcastle contract runs down

The Spaniard’s deal at St James’ Park is up on 30 June, with terms of an extension still to be agreed.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 12 April, 2019

Newcastle halt Leicester's run to move 10 points clear of the drop

Leicester City’s four-game winning run under Brendan Rodgers came to an end with a 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle United on Friday.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'We need to convince people we can be consistent'

Arsenal are in a strong position to finish in the top four, but manager Unai Emery says it is not the most pressing issue on his mind.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 25 February, 2019

Ex-Liverpool bosses Benitez and Rodgers linked to vacant Leicester job

Claude Puel was fired by the Foxes over the weekend after a dismal run of form.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Newcastle make €23 million MLS star their club-record signing

The capture of Miguel Almiron surpasses the €18.8m signing of Michael Owen in 2005.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Benitez refuses to rule out quitting Newcastle before season is out

The Spaniard has hinted the club’s lack of transfer activity could force him out of St James’ Park.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

As it happened: Newcastle United vs Man United, Premier League

We went minute-by-minute as Newcastle welcomed Manchester United to St James’ Park.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Salah free to face Arsenal and Man City after avoiding FA diving charge

The Liverpool striker will face no retrospective action over the penalty he won against Newcastle United

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Every game now a final for table-toppers Liverpool, says Lovren

A convincing victory over Newcastle United gives the Reds a six-point lead at the halfway mark of the Premier League season.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 24 December, 2018

Benitez admits Newcastle will need 'a miracle' to avoid relegation

The Magpies boss believes they have a tough task keeping their Premier League status, despite sitting 15th heading into the busy Christmas period.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'We need VAR right now': Benitez fumes over Mike Dean's decisions

The Newcastle boss felt his side were denied a stonewall penalty in this afternoon’s defeat to Wolves.

Matt Doherty scores dramatic late winner to snatch victory for Wolves at Newcastle

The Irish defender nodded home deep into stoppage time at St James’ Park.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 26 November, 2018

Ireland defender Ciaran Clark on target as Newcastle march on with third straight win

Matt Ritchie produced a contender for the worst miss of the season but the Magpies ran out 2-1 winners.

# rafael-benitez - Saturday 6 October, 2018

As it happened: Man United vs Newcastle United, Premier League

We went minute-by-minute as Man United faced Newcastle at Old Trafford.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 5 October, 2018

Rafael Benitez fined £60,000 by FA for questioning referee's red card record

The FA has sanctioned Benitez after he spoke about Andre Marriner before a match with Crystal Palace.

# rafael-benitez - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Rafael Benitez charged by FA for referee comment relating to Zaha treatment

The Newcastle spoke about appointed referee Andre Marriner prior to the draw against Crystal Palace, and the FA has taken action

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'The penalty is soft, the foul was soft:' Benitez left frustrated after dramatic defeat to Chelsea

Newcastle United suffered a 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Is the current squad good enough for what we need? I don’t think so - it needs additions'

Frustrated Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez feels his squad needs more players.

# rafael-benitez - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Spain sent me World Cup SOS, claims Benitez

The Newcastle manager says there was ‘a chance’ he could have replaced Julen Lopetegui.

# rafael-benitez - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'To achieve the top four is a massive achievement. The next thing is to win a trophy'

Mauricio Pochettino admitted that victory over Newcastle was difficult though.

# rafael-benitez - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Chris Hughton among big-name nominees for Premier League Manager of the Year

The nominees for the Premier League Manager of the Year prize include the former Ireland international, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and others.

# rafael-benitez - Monday 23 April, 2018

'What was wrong with our style today?' Allardyce hits back at Everton critics

Sam Allardyce sees no reason for Everton to alter their approach after climbing to eighth in the Premier League.

# rafael-benitez - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Salah scores again to send Reds into second as Rafa returns to Anfield

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored as Liverpool put Newcastle to the sword on Saturday evening.

As it happened: Liverpool vs Newcastle United, Premier League

Rafael Benitez returned to Anfield as his Newcastle side took on Liverpool in the Premier League’s late kick-off.

# rafael-benitez - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Ritchie strike hands Man United defeat as Magpies record first home win since October

Jose Mourinho’s winless run at St James’ Park continued on Sunday at the hands of Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle.

# rafael-benitez - Friday 9 February, 2018

Long-term United contract a 'natural consequence' for Shaw, says Mourinho

Mourinho has confirmed left-back Luke Shaw will be offered a new contract by the Premier League club.

# 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.

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