The best Rafael Benítez to Newcastle jokes as three-year deal is agreed

Rafa to continue as gaffer in next season's Championship.

Rafael Benítez to Newcastle jokes were the order of the day as this man returned
BACK: Benítez (Image: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar)

These were the best best Rafael Benítez to Newcastle jokes as the Spanish manager agreed to stick around to help get the club promoted from the Championship.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss endeared himself greatly to the St James’s Park faithful during his brief reign at the end of this season, which ultimately saw the Magpies succumb to relegation.

Despite this setback, the Toon Army have something to cheer after all having landed one of Europe’s most eminent coaches.

Given the unlikelihood of it all, there were of course these Rafael Benítez to Newcastle jokes:

Rafa Benitez has reportedly signed a 3 year deal at Newcastle… pic.twitter.com/qyCD7y0zsA

— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) May 25, 2016

When you hear Benitez has signed pic.twitter.com/pYPftn7pha

— The True Geordie (@TrueGeordieNUFC) May 25, 2016

Rafa Benitez agrees a three-year deal to stay at Newcastle. "F*ck it," he said in a statement. "I can't be bothered packing again."

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 25, 2016

Rafa Benitez started the season on the sidelines for Real Madrid. He begins next season on the sidelines in the Championship. What a world.

— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) May 25, 2016

Getting my hands tattoo'd tomorrow, Rafa Benitez is making a strong case for a portrait here lol

— The True Geordie (@TrueGeordieNUFC) May 25, 2016

Breaking News: NUFC have NOT been relegated but in fact won the Champions League by having Benitez as boss. Meanwhile we have no airport

— ALS: SAFC FANZINE (@ALS_Fanzine) May 26, 2016

Rafa Benitez has agreed to sign a 3 year deal with #NUFC! Says he feels 'at home at the club' – who are we to argue? pic.twitter.com/zCObqs8mdU

— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) May 25, 2016

"Hello?" "Arsène. Rafa again." "Look errr, basically I don't know what else you say, apart from 'I think so' and 'qua-lity'." "I think so."

— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) May 27, 2016

A poignant moment during the Rafa Benitez protests at Stamford Bridge in 2012. pic.twitter.com/f72YkAqTsW

— Arena Flowers (@ArenaFlowers) May 25, 2016

Rafael Benitez confirms he won't sell his best players. "I don't have any," he said. #nufc #safc

— Football Burp (@FootballBurp) May 25, 2016

Looking forward to Adam Virgo critiquing Rafa Benitez’s tactics next season.

— David Norris (@Nozza_) May 25, 2016

Imagine Benitez sat on the sofa next to Clinton Morrison having to answer questions about ‘Shrewsbury’s recent misfortunes.‘

— David Norris (@Nozza_) May 25, 2016

@Nozza_ who is Adam Virgo? Wasn't he on Big Break with Jim Davidson?

— Simon (@SimonR83) May 25, 2016