Rafael Benitez was satisfied despite Newcastle losing to Leicester in his first game in charge.
Dat Guy's record since his return is rather good. Here are five others who improved after long-term injuries.
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.
Newcastle have apologised for taking so long to sack Steve McClaren, with Rafa at St James' Park to take over.
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.
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.
Rather than a sexy toyboy or tanned lothario, Newcastle can find love in David Moyes, the steady divorcee...
Never fear Villa, Newcastle, Norwich, Sunderland fans; some players do stay after relegation.
The winners are Leicester and West Ham again. And there are familiar losers at Man United...
Newcastle have reportedly approached David Moyes to ask to take over from Steve McClaren.
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