Photos: Rafael Benitez starts his work at Newcastle

Newcastle United will take on Leicester City in the Premier League next week.

Rafael Benitez was appointed the new Newcastle United manager only this afternoon, but he has already started work.

The Spaniard has replaced Steve McClaren as the Newcastle boss, and has a tough task on his hand.

The Magpies are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment, and there is a distinct possibility that they could end up in the Championship next season.

Benitez did not waste any time in getting to work with his players, as he took training today. The session was quite intense, although there were a few laughs (see photos above and below).

The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss will probably take a few days to get to know and understand his players.

Newcastle will return to action on Monday evening when they take on Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League.

Leicester are the league leaders at the moment, and the Foxes will be expected to pick up all three points from the encounter.

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