Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Rafa Benitez a candidate for Manager of the Year?

Rafa Benitez a candidate for Manager of the Year?

Benitez may therefore shop around in the Premier League for players who are set to leave their clubs this summer, and there looks to be a golden opportunity to bring in an worldwide defender on the cheap.

Supporters chanted "Rafa Benitez, we want you to stay" during the game.

When Rafael Benitez joined Real Madrid in June 2015, you always got the sense it was a marriage destined for a messy divorce. For the incredible support and your presence every single game.

Another player Newcastle are hopeful of tying up a deal for is Chelsea winger Kenedy, who also impressed during his half-season loan spell.

Lascelles is young, talented and the exact kind of player who fits into the mould of the team Pochettino has been creating over the past four years.

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has urged Mike Ashley to appease Rafa Benitez's transfer wishes in order to keep him at the club.

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Chelsea had a chance to claim a Champions League spot for next season, but they downed their tools in the most hapless fashion.

"I can't thank Rafa enough for how much I've improved, not only as a player but as a captain".

The Newcastle owner went on to thank the fans for "their unrivalled support of Rafa and the team throughout the season", but it's doubtful that many of them feel similarly grateful to him. The Blues were struggling badly at that point, collecting just six points from their previous seven games, but it is testament to the quality Antonio Conte has in his squad that they hauled themselves back into the race, which has been between themselves, Spurs, whose win over Newcastle on Wednesday confirmed their qualification, and Liverpool.

But considering Chelsea's lack of form and Manchester United's seemingly impressive will of winning a silverware this season, it's probably fair to say that the Red Devils are easily the favourites in the Final. I think we have to do something more to make sure the group is stronger and more competitive.

Chelsea, on the other hand, might face a lot of issues following a disastrous campaign, where they have also failed to secure Champions League qualification by finishing fifth in the league table.

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