Promising Championship season kicks-off

Two Champions League-winning managers plying their trades in the second tier of any football league is unprecedented. However, this will be the reality for the Championship this season as Newcastle United and Aston Villa will be managed by Rafa Benitez and Roberto Di Matteo respectively. Everyone football fan is buzzed about the competitiveness of the Premier League, but the Championship promises to be equally competitive and boosts some big names in football management this season. Leeds United have appointed former Swansea City manager Gary Monk as their new manager while Reading have…

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Twitter trolls Newcastle and Rafa Benitez after relegation from Premier League

Sunderland will stay in the Premier League as the Black Cats beat Everton 3-0 at the Stadium of Light with goals from Patrick van Aanholt and Lamine Kone (2). Consequently, Norwich and Newcastle are relegated to The Championship, and Twitter especially trolled The Magpies and coach Rafa Benitez. Rafa Benitez has gone from Napoli, to Real Madrid, to the Championship in the space of 12 months. — Gaby McKay (@GabyMcKay) 11 mei 2016 Newcastle spent more than any other European club over the past two windows (£83 million), and it’s down too.…

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Rafa Benitez’ record says Newcastle should be able to save their season

Newcastle United have hired Rafa Benitez as their new coach. The Magpies sacked Steve McClaren on Friday and appointed the former Real Madrid boss the same day. The club have struggled all season long and, after 28 matches, are sitting in 19th place with just 24 points, meaning they are in great danger to relegate to The Championship. They also have the second-worst goal difference (-25), with only Aston Villa behind them. Therefore, Newcastle’s management took the gable to sack McLaren and appoint the much experienced Benitez to save their season, as…

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Newcastle reportedly in talks with Rafa Benitez to save their season

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Reports in Spain are suggesting Newcastle United are in talks with former Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez to replace Steve McLaren on the bench. Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague broke the news on Thursday that Spanish outlet AS had revealed talks between the Magpies and the 55-year-old on a three-year-contract. Three year deal for Rafa at Newcastle according to @diarioas. Not the first time he thought about the club. The long term project he wanted — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) 10 maart 2016 Benitez spent six years in charge of Liverpool, winning the…

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Top five rants from Premier League managers

Football management is a high-pressure job. And in football, pressure can bring out the worst in anyone. Even the likes of Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez! Watch our list of top five rants from Premier League managers. 5) Joe Kinnear (Newcastle United): The former Newcastle manager blurted out 52 swear words in five minutes during the 2008-09 season. Now that will take some beating. 4) Ian Hollaway (Blackpool) This one was one of the funniest press conferences by a football manager. Hollaway went on a rant about FIFA, UEFA, Sepp Blatter…

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Chelsea gossip: Jose trades barbs with Mrs Benitez and Blues close in on starlet full-back

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea are targeting Galatasaray’s 22-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Telles as a replacement for Filipe Luis, 29, who has left to re-join Atletico Madrid, The Sun reports. The Blues had been linked with a move for Adbul Baba Rahman this summer, but could now switch their attentions towards the young Brazilian. Chelsea’s Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah, 23, is set to complete a loan move to Italian side Roma, the Daily Mail reports. The Egyptian international has been on the verge of an exit from…

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(Video) Cristiano Ronaldo has MASSIVE tantrum at Rafa Benitez’s Real Madrid training sessions

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t thought to be keen on working with Rafa Benitez, and his frustrations were ever so slightly revealed during a training session this week as the new boss chalked off one of his goals. A video of his outburst was captured, with reports in Spain claiming that he shouted “Vai caralho!”, an expletive Portuguese insult, in the direction of his new manager. Ronaldo also complained that Benitez only gives fouls against Portuguese players during training. But during this particular session, Benitez insisted that all players…

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(Video) Cristiano Ronaldo not impressed with Rafa Benitez’s methods in Real Madrid training camp

If reports are to be believed, then Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Benitez are in for a stormy relationship over the coming months. But that hasn’t stopped Benitez from going on the old charm offensive with the star pupil though as he takes charge of training at Real Madrid for the first time this week. And seemingly aware of his predecessors relationship with the playing staff, Benitez has already started to attempt to get close to the Ballon d’Or winner. Sadly, though, it doesn’t seem to be making an impact just…

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New Real Madrid boss targets Arsenal defender as first signing

New Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has apparently told the club that he wants to make Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny his first signing of the summer, according to the Daily Express. READ MORE: Arturo Vidal’s agent meets with Arsenal officials after FA Cup final The former Liverpool boss took over the reigns at the Santiago Bernabeu from Carlo Ancelotti on Wednesday, having left his post at Napoli earlier in the week. Real are looking to bounce back from a difficult campaign that saw them come away with no silverware to…

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Cristiano Ronaldo paves way for possible Premier League return this summer

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be considering his future at Real Madrid because president Florentino Perez’s unwavering support of Gareth Bale is getting under his skin, according to the Daily Mirror. Spanish paper Sport has claimed that there are a number of issues that Ronaldo has grievances with, including the support for Bale, the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti and the subsequent impending appointment of Rafa Benitez. Ronaldo is believed to be deeply unhappy at the treatment of Ancelotti, and he had recently stated publicly on his Instagram account that he…

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