Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez on Arsenal radar to replace Wenger

Published 12/02/17 

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has reportedly emerged as a contender to take over at Arsenal once Arsene Wenger leaves the club.

The Spanish coach has led the Magpies to the top of the Championship table this season and built up a gap of seven points between themselves and third-placed Huddersfield Town after 30 games.

According to The Mirror, Benitez is one of four names that have been identified by the Arsenal hierarchy as suitable for the job in the event of Wenger's departure at the end of the season.

The report also claims that the 56-year-old, who has one Champions League medal and two UEFA Cup/Europa League gongs, would bring Thierry Henry back to the Emirates Stadium as a coach.

Benitez has managed a number of top European teams during his career including Valencia, Liverpool, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

 

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