Benitez, Newcastle to part ways

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Rafa Benitez will leave Newcastle on June 30 after the club announced that they have failed to agree a new contract after just over three years in charge.

The club says “it has not been – and will not be – possible to reach an agreement with Rafa and his representatives.” 

Benitez couldn’t stop Newcastle being relegated when he joined in March 2016, but helped the team immediately bounce back into the English Premier League the following season.

He Finished 10th and 13th in the last two seasons, re-establishing Newcastle as a top-flight club.