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Benitez Issues Statement Addressing Reasons Behind Newcastle Exit

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Benitez Points Assertion Addressing Causes Behind Newcastle Exit

Rafa Benitez has launched a press release following his departure from Newcastle outlining that he needed to remain on the membership however that the hierarchy didn’t “share the identical imaginative and prescient.”

Benitez spent three years at St James’ Park after becoming a member of following a spell at Actual Madrid and led Newcastle to the Championship title in his first season in addition to two consecutive mid-table finishes regardless of having a restricted switch funds.

Newcastle launched an official assertion final week on Benitez’ departure which learn; “We have now labored laborious to increase Rafa’s contract over a major time frame.

“Nevertheless, it has not been – and won’t be – attainable to succeed in an settlement with Rafa and his representatives.”

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The previous Champions League-winning boss’s departure got here as a disappointing one for a lot of Newcastle followers and Benitez launched his personal assertion on Monday thanking the followers and membership and admitting that he would’ve signed a brand new contract had those that run the membership “shared the identical imaginative and prescient” as him.

“Thanks for 3 incredible, thrilling and, at instances, difficult years,” stated Benitez in an open letter to followers.

“From profitable the Championship, to our two seasons within the Premier League, followers, employees and gamers have all been united. I needed to remain, however I didn’t simply need to signal an prolonged contract, I needed to be a part of a venture.

“Sadly it grew to become more and more clear to me that these on the high of the membership didn’t share the identical imaginative and prescient.

“I’m very unhappy about that, however I don’t remorse for one second my determination to return to Tyneside and I’m very proud about what we achieved collectively. I’ll at all times have you ever in my coronary heart.”

It isn’t but identified the place Benitez will go following his Newcastle departure however he will definitely be an enormous miss to the membership who many really feel overachieved throughout his tenure.

Mikel Arteta, David Moyes and Roberto Martinez are only a few of the names reportedly within the hat to turn out to be Benitez’ successor at St James’ Park subsequent season.