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Newcastle board still 'dreams' of Benitez return

Newcastle United's new board would welcome the chance to bring Rafa Benitez back from Everton.

Benitez, 61, left St James' Park in 2019 after becoming fed up of working under Mike Ashley.

He next managed Dalian Professional in China, before returning to the Premier League at Goodison Park in the summer.

His appointment was met with fury by loyal Evertonians, who were against hiring a former Liverpool manager.

But owner Farhad Moshiri ignored the concerns of supporters and hired his man anyway.

Sky Italia's Gianluca DiMarzio, who spoke to, says it is 'really difficult' for Benitez to leave Everton now - but the former Chelsea boss would be Newcastle's 'dream' appointment.

The Toon have spoken to former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca, with chiefs including Amanda Staveley interviewing the Portuguese on Zoom last Wednesday.

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