Over in Italy, the Corriere dello Sport have claimed that Newcastle United have shown interest in recruiting Rafa Benitez in the summer.

The Spanish manager (Head Coach…) sees his contract run out in the summer and with Napoli currently in third,  the Italian club’s President Aurelio De Laurentiis has made repeated statements that he would like to keep his Coach.

However, Benitez is said to be keen to move on and the Italian media have claimed that as well as supposed interest from Newcastle, a move to Manchester City or a return to Liverpool are also claimed to be possibilities in the summer. PSG are a fourth name chucked into the hat but said to be outsiders.

Whether Rafa Benitez waves goodbye to Italy or not, it is hard to see a manager/head coach with a record of winning trophies coming to Newcastle. With no say on which players come and go and not a penny spent on transfers unless deemed absolutely necessary to survive by Mike Ashley.

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