EXCLUSIVE: Rafa Benitez is a sure-fire thing to get Newcastle promoted – Malcolm Macdonald

And while Newcastle are short-priced favourites at 7-4 to be crowned Championship kings, the Toon Army would be barmy not to wager some hard-earned cash on that outcome.

That’s the view of St James’ Park legend Malcolm Macdonald, who predicts a return to the Premier League at the first attempt under manager Rafa Benitez.

Newcastle, who kick off the season at Fulham on Friday, will also be a top-six top-flight side within the next four years in Supermac’s eyes.

And Benitez will do it his way – refusing to bow to any pressure from owner Mike Ashley’s boardroom or from within the dressing room.

Player-power will definitely not rule under the Spaniard, with Georginio Wijnaldum already shipped out to Liverpool and Moussa Sissoko tipped by Macdonald to follow him through the Gallowgate End door.

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