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Rafael Benitez has confirmed what we all knew: that he has a break clause in his Newcastle contract.
The troubled club. The disreputable manager. Benitez has a chance to fix his unjustly fractured reputation.
Newcastle have appointed Benitez on a three-year deal after the sacking of McClaren.
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McClaren took Newcastle training on Thursday, with no update provided on the manager's future.
Rafael Benitez has agreed a deal to replace Steve McClaren as the manager of Newcastle, apparently.
Steve McClaren remains Newcastle boss despite claims he would be sacked on Tuesday.
Harry Redknapp has denied that he has been approached by Newcastle. Was anyone claiming otherwise?
Newcastle have approached the representatives of Rafael Benitez and David Moyes. The rivalry is renewed.
He is still Newcastle boss. Just about. He took training on Tuesday morning thought it could be his last.
Steve McClaren is still Newcastle boss on Tuesday....but surely the agony cannot be prolonged.
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