Newcastle fans react as Leicester eye Benitez swoop

Lots of Newcastle fans have been reacting to Monday’s biggest story, as Rafael Benitez has been named as one of three candidates to take over at Leicester.

Leicester surprised few by sacking Claude Puel on Sunday morning, and they are already lining up the Frenchman’s replacement.

According to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett, Benitez is among the leading candidates to take over at the King Power Stadium, alongside Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers.

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The Foxes lost 4-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, and the manager appeared to have lost the players well before then.

Benitez meanwhile has led a Newcastle resurgence since the turn of the year, upsetting Manchester City before picking up crucial wins against Cardiff and Huddersfiled.

The Spaniard is always a huge source of speculation though, due of course to his frosty relationship with club owner Mike Ashley.

Benitez has a 42 per cent win ratio on Tyneside, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…

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