Benitez has unfinished business at Newcastle despite interest from elsewhere

As reported by The Daily Star, Leicester City are interested in appointing Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez this summer.

What’s the story?

The pressure is on Claude Puel at the Foxes after they were thrashed 5-0 by Crystal Palace at the weekend, the fourth game in succession that Leicester City have failed to win.

The Star report that they are now interested in replacing him with Newcastle boss Benitez this summer, as the club look to achieve regular finishes towards the top-end of the table.

The paper say that uncertainty around the future ownership of the Magpies could open the door for Leicester to make their move for the Spaniard.

Will Benitez leave Newcastle?

Despite all the drama surrounding potential takeovers at St James’ Park, Benitez has shown tremendous loyalty to Newcastle over the last couple of years and appears to have a genuine affinity for the club and their supporters.

After a year of consolidation in the Premier League, the Magpies are now well placed to push on to a new, brighter top-flight future and it’s hard to imagine Benitez not spearheading that.

Leicester have been fairly unpredictable in terms of their treatment of managers over the last few seasons so it’s not even that attractive an option for the former Liverpool boss.

He has unfinished business in the North East and despite anxiety he could leave, looks set to help them progress further next term.