Newcastle United announced Rafa Benitez as the new Newcastle manager only hours after announcing that Steve McClaren had been fired as the head coach.
The very first thing Rafa did was to cancel the players day off and held his first training session at Benton with his new coaching team.
Fabio Pecchia, Francisco de Miguel Moreno and Antonio Gomez Perez who come in and will join Ian Cathro and Simon Smith to form Benitez’ coaching team.
And the appointment has simply blown up Twitter with Geordie fans simply delighted we now have a world-class coach at the club.
A confident Rafa Benitez arriving at St. James’ Park
I have committed to a legendary English club
Here are some representative tweets.
— Matt??Garrison (@rosecitymatt) March 11, 2016
— All Premiership (@ftbllprmrshp) March 11, 2016
— Rob Scanlon (@RobScanlon_TV) March 11, 2016
#NUFC Am very happy with the appointment of Rafa this afternoon, never thought it would happen, but feel under his guidance, we have a shout
— paul 87 (@as4dp64) March 11, 2016
No idea how we’ve managed to attract Rafa Benitez, absolutely buzzing though #NUFC
— Robbo (@LeameRobinson) March 11, 2016
Rafa Benitez’s first move as Newcastle manager was to cancel the players’ day off and call them in for training. #NUFC
— Football News 365 (@FootballNews365) March 11, 2016
Fantastic appointment now it’s time to stop talking, get points on the board and start again in the summer! #nufc
— Daniel Walker (@danielwalker18) March 11, 2016
Fair play to Newcastle?? #NUFC
— Jake Atkins (@tkins_) March 11, 2016
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) March 11, 2016
— Chris Nixon (@Stixynix) March 11, 2016
This appointment couldn’t have come at a better time for me. With a 5 month old son I can indulge him in all things #nufc
— Kris (@Kris1892) March 11, 2016
Can only imagine Ashley has made a number of concessions to give Rafa the job. Could be exciting times ahead for #NUFC
— Joe (@JScattergood86) March 11, 2016