Rafa Benitez launched his own official website five years ago and since signing on at Newcastle United the site has experienced a ‘phenomenal number of new visitors’.

Such has been the interest generated, the Rafa Benitez site experienced its second highest ever visitor total after arriving at St James Park.

Considering Benitez recently left arguably the biggest club in world in Real Madrid (plus he has also been at Chelsea and Napoli in these past five years), it gives some idea of the impact his agreement to be Newcastle’s new manager has had.

The site is available in both English and Spanish and has numerous features; carrying articles, biography/career details, Rafa’s own blog, press conferences, videos, news and details of the new United manager’s charitable foundation.

As time moves on in his stay at Newcastle it will provide a valuable resource of Rafa Benitez related info and views, hopefully the stay will be a long one.

Thank you message from RafaBenitez.com:

‘Thanks toons, thanks visitors

RafaBenitez.com would like to thank all the visitors of this website, fans of RB, and in a special way to Newcastle FC staff and fans for their warm and professional welcome over the past few days.

RafaBenitez.com has been honoured to receive a phenomenal number of new visitors since Rafa Benítez’s appointment on Friday –in fact we recorded the second highest since the launch of the official site.

This gracious welcome has made us at RafaBenitez.com even more motivated to work for our visitors and fans of RB and to build on the already legendary support from the Newcastle fans.

We look forward to being part of and contributing to supporting Newcastle FC for the remaining games of the 2015/16 season.’

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