Rafa Benitez

Newcastle crisis: Benitez departs and fans threaten boycott
Newcastle United fans display a Rafa Benitez flag at St James’ Park
In Brief

Newcastle crisis: Benitez departs and fans threaten boycott

Jose Mourinho, Mikel Arteta and Avram Grant linked with the St James’ Park job
25 Jun 2019
Back pages: Toon barmy! Benitez’s Newcastle reign ends
Rafa Benitez will leave his role as Newcastle United manager on 30 June
In Brief

Back pages: Toon barmy! Benitez’s Newcastle reign ends

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 25 June
25 Jun 2019
Benitez hands former club Liverpool a boost in title race
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez speaks with Fabian Schar and DeAndre Yedlin during the win against Manchester City
In Brief

Benitez hands former club Liverpool a boost in title race

Newcastle beat Man City and Man Utd remain unbeaten under Solskjaer
30 Jan 2019
Premier League news: leaders Liverpool are in the money
Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table
In Brief

Premier League news: leaders Liverpool are in the money

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez could quit over lack of transfers and Hector Bellerin vows to overcome injury
22 Jan 2019
Mike Ashley still haunts Newcastle - but could he sell up?
Rafa Benitez, Newcastle
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Mike Ashley still haunts Newcastle - but could he sell up?

After achieving promotion, Rafa Benitez must now work with the Magpies' owner to stay in the Premier League
25 Apr 2017
Benitez hails fans as Newcastle return to Premier League
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In Review

Benitez hails fans as Newcastle return to Premier League

A packed St James' Park celebrates as the Magpies return to the top flight just 12 months after relegation
25 Apr 2017
Newcastle beat Brighton in Premier League promotion showdown
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In Review

Newcastle beat Brighton in Premier League promotion showdown

Magpies leapfrog Seagulls at the top of the Championship after stealing all three points with two late goals
1 Mar 2017

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Gerrard to rejoin Liverpool – will he be the next Guardiola?
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Gerrard to rejoin Liverpool – will he be the next Guardiola?

Returning to his old club could be good move as the former Red contemplates management
25 Nov 2016
'New blueprint' for Newcastle Utd as Rafa Benitez takes over
Rafa Benitez
In Depth

'New blueprint' for Newcastle Utd as Rafa Benitez takes over

Adulation from the fans persuades manager to extend his stay as Mike Ashley gives him complete control
25 May 2016
Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley says he won't sell
Mike Ashley
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Newcastle United boss Mike Ashley says he won't sell

Businessman regrets buying beleaguered club and tells fans there's no more money for players
22 Mar 2016
Newcastle sack McClaren: Can Benitez resurrect the Magpies?
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Newcastle sack McClaren: Can Benitez resurrect the Magpies?

Spanish manager expected to take charge this weekend as Ashley finally loosens control in a bid to save club
11 Mar 2016
How long can Zinedine Zidane survive as Real Madrid manager?
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How long can Zinedine Zidane survive as Real Madrid manager?

The French legend takes becomes Spanish club's 14th manager this century after Rafa Benitez is sacked after just six months
5 Jan 2016
Real Madrid in disarray after Barcelona Clasico demolition
 Luis Suarez
In Depth

Real Madrid in disarray after Barcelona Clasico demolition

Players apologise after 4-0 defeat, but Rafa Benitez under pressure amid claims of a dressing room mutiny
23 Nov 2015
Sam Allardyce reignites feuds with Wenger and Benitez
Sam Allardyce
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Sam Allardyce reignites feuds with Wenger and Benitez

New Sunderland manager returns to the Premier League just as his autobiography takes aim at managerial rivals
13 Oct 2015
Managers at war: Arsenal vs Chelsea, Mourinho vs Benitez
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Managers at war: Arsenal vs Chelsea, Mourinho vs Benitez

Gunners boss shrugs off Mourinho claims as Portuguese goes after Real Madrid's new manager
29 Jul 2015
RODGERS STAYS: testing summer ahead for Brendan
Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager
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RODGERS STAYS: testing summer ahead for Brendan

Anfield boss Rodgers keeps his job after FSG summit, but he could be in for a testing summer
3 Jun 2015
Marina Granovskaia: Chelsea fixer who signed Costa and Jose
Marina Granovskaia and Chelsea player Didier Drogba
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Marina Granovskaia: Chelsea fixer who signed Costa and Jose

Who is the 'Stamford Bridge Tsarina', tipped to become the most powerful woman in football?
23 Oct 2014
Mourinho warns Chelsea: I don't want to win Europa League
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Mourinho warns Chelsea: I don't want to win Europa League

Special One has a dig at Benitez and calls last year's trophy a 'big disappointment'
16 Jul 2013
FOOTBALL: Premier League preview
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In Review

FOOTBALL: Premier League preview

Premier League preview: QPR aim to derail Arsenal as Wigan stare into the abyss
3 May 2013
FOOTBALL: Chelsea on track for Europa glory
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In Review

FOOTBALL: Chelsea on track for Europa glory

Blues in the driving seat after 2-1 away win over Basel in first leg of semi-final
26 Apr 2013
FOOTBALL: Will Spurs implode again?
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FOOTBALL: Will Spurs implode again?

Draw against Everton means Tottenham are only two points ahead of Gunners, who have a game in hand
8 Apr 2013
Ferguson and Benitez feud continues with handshake row
Rafa Benitez Alex Ferguson
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Ferguson and Benitez feud continues with handshake row

Chelsea boss suggests that Ferguson lacks 'education' for snubbing him before FA Cup clash
11 Mar 2013
I'm not going, says Benitez, whatever fans might want
Rafa Benitez
In Depth

I'm not going, says Benitez, whatever fans might want

Neither Chelsea fan power nor board will dislodge me before contract expiries in May, Rafa assures BBC
1 Mar 2013
TALKING POINT: Rafa on the brink after Chelsea rant
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TALKING POINT: Rafa on the brink after Chelsea rant

How can Stamford Bridge boss carry on after his amazing attack on the club and its fans?
28 Feb 2013
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