Rafa Benitez off the mark with new club Dalian Yifang after leaving Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez has got off to a winning start at Dalian Yifang.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 6:30 am
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 7:30 am
Rafa Benitez.

Benitez took over the Chinese Super League club after leaving Newcastle United when his contract expired on June 30.

And the 59-year-old’s new side beat Henan Jianye 3-1 at home yesterday.

“My job is to slowly instil ideas into the players,” said Benitez.

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Meanwhile, Benitez has been linked with a move for West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon, who spent last season on loan at St James’s Park.