Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez weighs up Newcastle move

Rafa Benitez would consider an approach from Newcastle United to succeed Steve McClaren.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 4:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 4:36 pm

But the former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager would seek assurances over the club’s ambitions.

The 55-year-old, sacked by Real Madrid in January, is one of the leading contenders to replace McClaren as head coach.

Newcastle are considering their options in the wake of Saturday’s damaging 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth, with McClaren – who took training today – unlikely to be in charge against Leicester City on Monday night.