Steve Black sends message to Benitez and Newcastle fans after departure

Newcastle United are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment.

Steve Black has taken to social networking site Twitter to wish Rafael Benitez the best of luck at Newcastle United.

Benitez has replaced Steve McClaren as the Newcastle manager and has been entrusted with the task of keeping the club in the Premier League.

Black was working as a coach under the reign of McClaren, and he has been relieved of his duties.

Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment and are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the campaign.

The players have been underperforming all season, and Benitez will have to hit the ground running at St. James' Park.

The Magpies do have a good squad who should be pushing for a top-10 finish in the Premier League, but for now the main objective is to avoid relegation.

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.

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