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Carver says Rafa deal would ease pain of relegation

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 hope Benitez will stay at Newcastle

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.

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