Newcastle United announce the appointment of Rafa Benitez as the Club’s new manager.
Benitez joins United on an initial three-year deal.
The former Real Madrid manager will take over from Steve McClaren, with the task of saving Newcastle from relegation from the Premier League.
The Spaniard could not hide his excitement of coming back to the Premier League. Speaking of his appointment, Rafa Benitez said: “I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a legendary English club, with the massive challenge of remaining part of the Premier League.
“It will be a challenge not just for me and my staff but for the players, the Club and the fans.
“All of us must push together in the same direction and with the same target in mind. This is the reason why I’m going to ask for your total support to successfully complete this task.
“Personally, it means my return to the Premier League, closer to my home and my family. I can’t be happier.
“C’mon Toon Army! The club and I need your total involvement!”