Newcastle United are in pole position to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking this season.

They’re comfortably sat at the very top of the Championship table and have impressed with some dominant displays throughout the course of the campaign so far.

A lot of credit has to go to manager Rafa Benitez, who has stuck by them through the relegation from the top flight and all through this season, helping them to what has been a massively enjoyable season.

It goes without saying that Benitez has enjoyed an illustrious career as a manager.

He’s been at the helm of some top clubs throughout his career, including the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea in England and also European heavyweights such as Napoli and Real Madrid in recent years.

So, could Rafa work his magic and bring some personally well-known talent to Newcastle this summer? We’ve taken a look at some players that the Magpies could sign that have previously worked under him.

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