Spanish newspaper AS has reported that Newcastle United have replaced Steve McClaren and have signed a three-year deal with Rafa Benitez.
With Steve McClaren having led the team into e relegation dogfight and currently sit second from bottom, Newcastle looked for the man to who has won two La Liga titles, two Europa League titles and a UEFA Champions League.
The paper attributes the news to a source close to the manager who three months ago was sacked by Real Madrid. But the former Liverpool was is set for a return to the Premier League on a three-year contract but there could be a exit clause should the club be relegated.
Steve McClaren whose weekly press conference was cancelled yesterday was said to have spoken to Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley over the phone yesterday and is suspected to be sacked later today.
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