Date: 11th June 2019 at 1:59pm
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Italian outlet Tuttosport, via the Daily Mail, came out with a bizarre story stating that Chelsea were considering appointing Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez and that his appointment at Stamford Bridge to replace the outgoing Maurizio Sarri is imminent. The Italian, of course, is widely expected to join Serie A champions Juventus this summer. Benitez’s contract at Newcastle is currently scheduled to run out at the end of this month, so it’s no surprise to see him linked with alternative employment, but at Chelsea? Surely not. He already had a six month spell with the Blues between November 2012 and May 2013, when he was appointed on an interim basis, steadied the ship and went on to lift the Europa League. He did a fine job in west London, but was reviled by the club’s supporters for his time with Liverpool. The Chelsea fans absolutely loathed him, so why would he want to go back there? That seems to be the feeling amongst the Magpies faithful, who, by and large, see this story as absolutely nonsense.

Nothing but Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below.