Newcastle on Monday confirmed that manager Rafa Benitez will leave the club once his contract expires on June 30.

The Magpies made the announcement in a statement posted on the club's official website.

The statement read: "It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on 30th June 2019.

"We have worked hard to extend Rafa's contract over a significant period of time, however, it has not been - and will not be - possible to reach an agreement with Rafa and his representatives.

"Rafa's coaching staff, Paco de Miguel Moreno, Antonio Gomez Perez and Mikel Antia, will also leave the club on 30th June."

We reported that former Manchester United and Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, is ready for Newcastle job.

Earlier while speaking about the club, Mourinho was quoted by Daily Star as saying: "I like to go there. I like the feeling of going to Mr Robson's home. I like that feeling.

"I like the stadium. I like the atmosphere. They are a good, enthusiastic crowd. I like the Geordies."

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