Middlesbrough veteran Jonathan Woodgate has been released by his hometown club.
The 36 year old made 112 appearances for Boro but only got one game last season. He joins Damia Abella and Rhys Williams as the out of contract senior players who will not be remaining at the club.
Rafael Benitez can restore Newcastle United to their former glory, according to ex-Magpies assistant Iain Dowie.
A decision on the Spaniard's future is expected over the next few weeks and Dowie expects Benitez to turn around the club's fortunes if he stays.
Keeping Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United would ease the pain of the club's relegation, according to former Magpies boss John Carver.
The 51-year-old, who had a five-month spell in charge of Newcastle last season, believes the club would be given a boost if the Spaniard stays at St James' Park.
Ant and Dec are hopeful that Rafael Benitez will stay on as manager at Newcastle United next season.
The Geordie duo, who are lifelong Newcastle fans, believe the Spaniard is the right man to turn around the fortunes of the recently relegated Magpies.
Benitez had earlier claimed he would leave St James' Park if the club were relegated to the Championship but the Newcastle boss has since said a decision over his future could be made in the next few weeks.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has praised fans following the club's shock victory over Tottenham.
Speaking after the match, he told journalists that it's now time to look into the future of the club, as well as his own.
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