Rafa Benitez tweet confirms his new job after Newcastle United departure

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new manager of Dalian Yifang.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 9:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 10:28 am
Rafa Benitez.

Benitez – who left Newcastle United on Sunday when his contract expired – was today unveiled at the Chinese Super League club.

The 59-year-old had been offered a £12million-a-year contract by Dalian.

Benitez tweeted a welcome video from the club.

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Speaking about his Newcastle exit, Benitez said: “I’m sad, because Newcastle has been my home. If Liverpool is where my family live, then Newcastle will always be my other home.”