Newcastle United set to confirm Rafa Benitez WILL lead club in Championship

Newcastle United have pulled off a major coup with news that Rafa Benitez is set to stay and lead the club in the Championship.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 12:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 1:18 pm
Rafa Benitez

Benitez is understood to be travelling back to Tyneside today with the news that he will be staying at the club confirmed later today.

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The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager has been locked in talks with club officials for more than a week.

Benitez and the club had a break clause should the club be relegated from the Premier League, which would have allowed him to walk away.

But he has been swayed by overwhelming support from fans and is now set to stay at the club as they bid to get promoted back to the top flight next season.