Rafael Benitez: Who Newcastle United boss could manage if he leaves St James’ Park this summer, including Chelsea and Celtic


Rafael Benitez: Who Newcastle United boss could manage if he leaves St James’ Park this summer, including Chelsea and Celtic

Rafael Benitez claimed it would take a ‘miracle’ for Newcastle to stay in the Premier League this season.

Fortunately for the Magpies, Benitez is a specialist when it comes to miracles on the football pitch and they took a giant step towards safety with a 1-0 win at Leicester last Friday.

Newcastle claimed a valuable win over Leicester last weekend

They are ten points clear of 18th spot with four matches left and while it’s still mathematically possible they could go down, it looks like Newcastle will be playing in the top flight next season.


However, there are still problems in the north east.

Owner Mike Ashley is hated by the Newcastle faithful and it looks like he’s no closer to selling the club.

Meanwhile Benitez, who is adored by the fans, is out of contract this summer and is not enthusiastic about signing a new deal while Ashley is still running the show upstairs.

Benitez is working wonders at Newcastle but his future is uncertain

Newcastle therefore may have to think about life without Benitez which would worry anyone connected with the club.

But if the Spaniard leaves he surely won’t have a shortage of options due to the brilliant job he’s done at Newcastle by keeping them in the Premier League for two straight seasons on a minuscule budget.

Below you can see places that could be open to Benitez if he walks away from St James’ Park this summer.