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Category: Rafael Benítez

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Rafael Benítez: ‘Liverpool can do it but they have to manage the pressure’

Rafael Benítez reflects on his greatest night in Istanbul and says before the final against Real Madrid on Saturday that a sixth European Cup is not beyond the Anfield clubRafael Benítez has already selected the shirt he intends wearing on Saturday eve…

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West Ham ready to approach Newcastle for Rafael Benítez

• West Ham seriously considering paying £6m release clause• Newcastle manager is their first choice to replace David MoyesWest Ham United are ready to make a formal approach for Rafael Benítez and are giving serious consideration to triggering the £6m …

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DeAndre Yedlin: ‘Rafa Benítez is loved at Newcastle. We need to keep him’

Newcastle’s American defender talks fashion, Donald Trump and why the club’s widely cherished manager must be persuaded to stayDeAndre Yedlin is centre stage in a primary school gymnasium, helping to teach a group of suddenly rather self?conscious chil…

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Rafael Benítez seeks backing from Mike Ashley before extending Newcastle stay

• Manager warns he cannot always perform ‘miracles’ every year• Club expected to finish in the top half despite inexperienced squadRafael Benítez has warned Mike Ashley that the Newcastle United owner should not expect him to perform “miracles” every s…

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Arsène Wenger says Arsenal defeat at Newcastle ‘a worry character wise’

• Manager admits players were tired from Europa League exertions• Newcastle’s Rafael Benítez hails ‘great achievement’ of staying upA resigned, almost brutally realistic, Arsène Wenger described Arsenal’s fifth successive away defeat in the Premier Lea…

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Rafael Benítez shows his class as Arsenal fail to learn their lesson | Jonathan Wilson

Arsène Wenger’s lively forwards were undermined by shoddy defending on a day when Newcastle all but secured safetyThe quest for meaning, the need to form the unbearably random constituents of our existence into some kind of order, to create a narrative…

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Rafa Benitez’s content at Newcastle comes with a warning to Mike Ashley

With his side close to Premier League safety, the Spaniard has spoken of his satisfaction on Tyneside but stressed the club must spend moneyRafa Benítez spent three evenings watching televised transmissions of Champions League and Europa League quarter…

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Rafael Benítez backs Jonjo Shelvey’s claims for an England World Cup call

• ‘Forget past, he would be great in Russia,’ says Newcastle manager• Shelvey received the last of his six England caps three years agoRafael Benítez has lent his voice to the increasingly compelling argument for Jonjo Shelvey’s inclusion in England’s …

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Newcastle player at centre of Peter Beardsley allegations released by club

• Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is one of 15 young players let go by Newcastle• Rafa Benítez confident of no problems on squad camp in AlicanteYasin Ben El-Mhanni has been told he has no future at Newcastle United and is one of 15 young players released from the…

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Newcastle fear Jonjo Shelvey injury could jeopardise survival hopes

• Newcastle send influential midfielder for more scans on knee injury• Striker Islam Slimani also out with thigh problemNewcastle United fear Jonjo Shelvey may have suffered a serious knee injury that could jeopardise their Premier League survival hope…

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Rafael Benítez’s win was ‘a beautiful thing’, says José Mourinho

• ‘The way Newcastle fought for every last thing is beautiful’• Manchester United coach says Paul Pogba was not carrying injuryJosé Mourinho’s expertise at deflecting criticism hit new heights in the wake of his side’s 1-0 defeat against Newcastle Unit…

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Rafael Benítez plans ‘internal debate’ on Newcastle transfer window deficiencies

• ‘I don’t want to start a war. Is it ideal? I won’t say if it’s ideal or not’• ‘I need to be sure players concentrate on getting points to stay up’Rafael Benítez intends to initiate an internal inquiry into the deficiencies that undermined the January…

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Theme for Rafael Benítez is Newcastle’s failure to take control | David Hytner

The chance conversion rate has been an achilles heel this season and so it proved again at Crystal PalaceAll of a sudden, Newcastle United had two on one. The break had started inside their own half and Kenedy, the January loan signing from Chelsea, wh…

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Newcastle’s legions are running out of hope and so is Rafa Benítez | Sachin Nakrani

Chants aimed at Mike Ashley and swaths of empty seats at Stamford Bridge showed the depth of fans’ dissatisfactionIt was on 17 minutes that the Newcastle United supporters first made their feelings clear. “You fat cockney bastard, get out of our club,”…

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Antonio Conte: the transfer market is not simple – video

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are through to the next round of the FA Cup after a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United. Speaking after the match, the manager said his club were doing the best they could in the transfer market to improve the team.Michy Batshuayi…

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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to keep their eyes on road ahead | Richard Jolly

Manager says he does not want his players looking over their shoulders as he prepares to trigger their push for the titlePep Guardiola can seem to concentrate more on the aesthetics than the statistics. While he has assessed formidable figures in his m…

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Rafael Benítez wants three or four Newcastle signings in next 12 days

• Newcastle manager says takeover talk is not a distraction• ‘We have to be sure we can get our January targets,’ says BenítezRafael Benítez was noncommittal about his future at Newcastle United after revealing he knew Amanda Staveley’s mooted club tak…

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Rafael Benítez sets Newcastle owner Mike Ashley deadline to strengthen squad

• Manager says he hopes tycoon is ‘clever enough’ to reinforce side in January• Team have dropped into bottom three after losing eight of last nine gamesRafael Benítez hopes Mike Ashley is “clever enough” to appreciate the urgent need to reinforce Newc…

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Rafael Benítez sets Newcastle owner Mike Ashley deadline to strengthen squad

• Manager says he hopes tycoon is ‘clever enough’ to reinforce side in January• Team have dropped into bottom three after losing eight of last nine gamesRafael Benítez hopes Mike Ashley is “clever enough” to appreciate the urgent need to reinforce Newc…

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Newcastle’s struggles are to be expected, says Rafael Benítez after loss at Arsenal

• Benítez’s side in Premier League relegation zone after 1-0 defeat• ‘I’m not happy with the situation but the main thing is to stay calm’Newcastle United slipped into the relegation zone after a run of eight defeats in nine games, but Rafael Benítez b…