In a breaking development, Rafa Benitez will be appointed as new manager of Newcastle United on a three year deal according to Sky Sports presenter Jim White.
Rafa Benitez set to take over on a reported three-year deal #NUFC
— Jim White (@JimWhite) March 10, 2016
After the reported sacking of now ex-Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren earlier today, rumours have been circulating that Spanish manager Rafael Benitez who has twice managed in the Premier League already with Liverpool and Chelsea will be taking over the hot seat at St James’ Park for the remainder of the season.
With the club currently occupying 19th spot inside the Premier League relegation zone, it was clear that Newcastle needed to act quickly and decisively should they wish to remain in the English top flight for at least another season. With a La Liga title with Valencia, Champions League title with Liverpool and a Europa League title with Chelsea to boot, the rumour suggests Newcastle clearly believe they’ve found the man who can lead the club to safety.