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Benitez’s heart remains with Newcastle

Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Rafael Benitez admits his ‘heart says yes’ to staying at Newcastle as he leans towards pledging his long-term future to the club despite their relegation from the Premier League.  Benitez held talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley after the 5-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday that denied the visitors a second place finish on an emotional...
Via World Soccer Talk
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez says ‘good chance’ he’ll stay at Newcastle

London (AFP) – Rafael Benitez said Saturday there was a “good chance” he would remain as manager of Newcastle United despite the club’s relegation from the Premier League. The Spaniard added he had started talks with the north-east club’s management, with a final decision expected within the next two weeks. Former Liverpool manager Benitez is generally well-regarded by...
Via World Soccer Talk
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Benitez’s future up for grabs as Pochettino sticks with Spurs

Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – While Rafael Benitez’s future at Newcastle United remains uncertain, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed his commitment to Tottenham Hotspur this week by agreeing a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2021. The two managers meet at St James’ Park this weekend when Pochettino will attempt to cap a fine season by seeing his side confirmed...
Via World Soccer Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcastle boss Benitez 'not looking' at EPL table during survival fight

Rafael Benitez has told his Newcastle players to ignore the English Premier League table after giving themselves a chance of avoiding the drop.The Magpies remain deep in trouble and two points from safety with four games remaining, but a 1-1 draw with Champions League semi-finalists Manchester City on Tuesday evening closed the gap to rivals Sunderland and 17th-placed Norwich.However...
Via Fox Sports
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Real boss Benitez primed for do-or-die derby with Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is urging his team to ignite their survival drive with derby victory over Sunderland.The Magpies entertain the Black Cats on Sunday knowing their very existence in the Barclays Premier League, and the £100million share of the new broadcasting deal which comes with it, are at stake with just nine games of an intensely difficult campaign remaining.However...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Benitez confirms break clause if he fails to keep Newcastle up

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has confirmed that there is a break clause in his contract should he not manage to keep the club in the Premier League.However, the 55-year-old Spaniard, who will send out his team for the first time at leaders Leicester on Monday evening, is convinced it will not be used as he attempts to pull off a 10-game rescue mission.Speaking as he was unveiled...
Via Fox Sports
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

On Rafael Benitez's Bizarre Decision To Take The Newcastle Job

The only sensible question is why.  Why would Rafael Benitez — La Liga and UEFA Cup winner with Valencia, Champions League winner with Liverpool, Europa League winner with Chelsea, and most recently of Real Madrid — want to replace Steve McClaren at Newcastle, who are currently 19th in the Premier League with only 10 games remaining?  And the league position is only the...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Zidane replaces Benitez at Real Madrid

The short reign of Rafael Benitez as coach of Real Madrid came to an abrupt end on 3rd January as he was replaced … The post Zidane replaces Benitez at Real Madrid appeared first on Football... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Football or Soccer
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Real boss Benitez remains defiant despite costly loss to Villarreal

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez insists all is not lost in the La Liga title race despite a costly 1-0 defeat at Villarreal on Sunday evening.Roberto Soldado's ninth-minute goal proved enough to secure Villarreal's victory on an evening when Benitez's team disappointed in front of goal despite an improved showing in the second half.It was Real's third league loss of the season and...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Benitez promises Real Madrid on the offensive against Barcelona

MADRID - Rafa Benitez promises Real Madrid will come out attacking in the first clasico of the season against Barcelona on Saturday.With all his top strikers available after injuries and off-the-field problems, the coach said on Friday that Madrid will not relinquish its offensive style just because it's facing Barcelona.''The team's characteristic is to attack, to score goals, and...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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