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Monday, June 24, 2019

Newcastle United Announces The Departure Of Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United will start searching for a new manager to replace Rafael Benitez, after they  officially  announced that the Spaniard will leave the club this week since the both parties couldn't reach an agreement to extend his contract.
Manager Benitez had been in negotiations with the club over an extension to a three-year stay defined largely by the Spaniard's frustration at Newcastle's transfer activity.

However, those talks have failed to produce a resolution and the 59-year-old will depart when his contract expires on Sunday.

A Newcastle statement on Monday read: "It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on 30th June 2019.

"We have worked hard to extend Rafa's contract over a significant period of time, however it has not been - and will not be - possible to reach an agreement with Rafa and his representatives.

"Rafa's coaching staff, Paco de Miguel Moreno, Antonio Gomez Perez and Mikel Antia, will also leave the club on 30th June.

"We would like to thank Rafa and his coaching team for their efforts over the last three years and their significant contribution to what has been collectively achieved.

"We would also like to thank our supporters, players and staff for their patience during a period of uncertainty.
"The process to appoint a successor will now begin."

Benitez took over in 2016 with the club heading to relegation.

However, the former Liverpool, Inter and Real Madrid boss stayed on and revitalised the club in the Championship. Newcastle won the title on the final day of the season and went on to finish 10th in the Premier League in the subsequent campaign.

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