RUMOURS: Benitez signs three-year deal with Newcastle

The Spanish coach looks set to return to the dugout in swift fashion after having been sacked from his post at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier in this season


Former Real Madrid and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Newcastle, Cadena Cope reports.

Benitez emerged as the leading candidate for the job following the Magpies' poor string of results under Steve McClaren, with the Tyneside outfit now firmly locked in a relegation battle.

Taking up residence at St. James' Park would mark a quick a return to the dugout for 55-year-old Benitez, who was released from his duties in the Spanish capital earlier this season.



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