EPL: Premier League manager leaves club as Mourinho was chosen to take over
Newcastle on Monday confirmed that manager Rafa Benitez will be leaving the club once his contract dues on June 30.
The Magpies announced it in a statement posted on the club’s official website.
The statement read: “It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benitez will be leaving Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on 30th June 2019.
“We have Made effort to extend Rafa’s contract over a significant period of time, however, it has not been – and will not be – possible to reach an agreement with Rafa and his representatives.
“Rafa’s coaching staff, Paco de Miguel Moreno, Antonio Gomez Perez and Mikel Antia, will also be leaving the club on 30th June.”
Earlier while speaking concerning the club, Mourinho was quoted by Daily Star as saying: “I like to go there. I like the feeling of going to Mr Robson’s home. I like that feeling.
“I like the stadium. I like the atmosphere. They are a wonderful, enthusiastic crowd. I like the Geordies.”