It was confirmed on Wednesday that Rafa Benitez has agreed to stay with Newcastle United, signing a three-year deal despite relegation from the Premier League.
Having been appointed with 10 games to go of the 2015/16 season, the Spaniard failed to keep the Magpies in the top flight, winning only three times.
However, he is a multi-European trophy winning manager, with a wealth of experience of managing some of Europe’s top clubs – and it was only six months ago that he was in charge of Real Madrid!
All things considered, Benitez is the biggest appointment ever made by a Championship club, and having him in charge will be a real boost in the Tynesider’s ambitions to win promotion back to the top flight at the first attempt.
Newcastle fans are understandably delighted, and you can see some of the best responses from the man who ‘could do a Keegan’…