Newcastle United news: Sissoko's verdict on Benitez and the derby, Armstrong talks

Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko has put the boot into sacked head coach Steve McClaren.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 10:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 10:56 am
Rafa Benitez

Sissoko has been talking about new manager Rafa Benitez's arrival ahead of Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby.

Sissoko – who struggled for form under McClaren – has also spoken about the importance of Sunderland's visit to St James's Park.

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Meanwhile, there have been calls for in-form forward Adam Armstrong to be recalled by Newcastle.

And we have news of talks between Benitez and Armstrong, on loan at Coventry City.