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Wright backing ex-Liverpool, Newcastle boss Benitez as Prem great

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Rafa Benitez is a Premier League great - thanks to his work with Newcastle United.

Wright feels Benitez's work at Newcastle, as well as his successful time in charge of Liverpool, is why he ranks in the top 10.

He said of the current Dalian Yifang coach, "He is one of the only top managers who would probably take a job like a Newcastle, when he could have gone anywhere else in the world and got a decent job, and couldn't do any more.

"Rafa has to be in there, not just because of the Champions League, but he had a go with Arsene Wenger, he had a go with Sir Alex in the Premier League, and for what he has done for Newcastle, he has to be in there."

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