Newcastle United transfer RECAP: Takeover update as former Man United coach and an ex-Everton manager could replace Rafa Benitez

The day after Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United contract officially ended, the club’s search for a new manager goes on – and there’s a new favourite with the bookmakers.

Monday, 1st July 2019, 8:42 pm

Mikel Arteta has been installed as the current bookmakers’ favourite this morning, with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez also placed at the top of the betting.

Here we will have updates from St James’s Park – including to Benitez’s ‘goodbye’ statement – as well as the latest on the Magpies’ new manager search.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: General view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)