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Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles: 'Rafael Benitez is a special manager'

Lascelles: 'Benitez is a special manager'
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Jamaal Lascelles hails Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez as a "special manager".

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has heaped praise on head coach Rafael Benitez, describing him as a "special manager".

The defender said that the Magpies' recent upturn in form, which has seen them win four league games on the bounce, is down to the Spaniard's ice-cool demeanour.

"Rafa Benitez is always calm even when we are losing at St James' Park and it's a bit hectic," Lascelles told The Mirror.

"You might see him sweating on the sidelines but inside I can guarantee he will be the calmest man in the stadium.

"He's been there in these tense situations so many times before. He's managed in big European finals in the Champions League and Europa League, so he knows what he's doing. He is definitely, definitely a special manager."

Newcastle are currently 10th in the Premier League, having defeated Arsenal 2-1 at home on Sunday.


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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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