Newcastle United announce Rafa Benitez is leaving – Breaking news
The breaking news on Monday is that Rafa Benitez is leaving Newcastle United.
The worst fears of Newcastle fans realised.
After years of Mike Ashley messing the manager about, he is walking away.
An official club statement on Monday lunchtime confirming the news.
That official Newcastle United Statement:
‘It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benítez 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 Míguel Moreno, Antonio Gómez Pérez 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.
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