Benitez to leave Newcastle June 30
Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle when his contract expires on June 30, the Premier League club has confirmed.
The 59-year-old had been in talks over a new deal but will now leave the club after failing to reach an agreement.
Newcastle confirmed Benitez's departure in a statement on Monday.
The Spaniard first took over from Steve McClaren in March 2016, with the club 19th in the Premier League.
He could not save Newcastle from relegation but stayed in charge and guided the club to an immediate return to the Premier League
However, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager has now chosen to leave the club at the end of the month.