The former Magpies head coach says it is crucial that the club avoid relegation so that Benitez can take them on to new heights.
The Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur man has been a main stay in the title-chasers' defence all season.
The former Chelsea midfielder has still not featured for the Arsenal legend's side this season due to nagging calf problem.
West Ham United's Dimitri Payet has had a wonderful first season at charge at Upton Park.
Rafael Benitez has failed to win either of his first two matches in charge of Newcastle United.
Part 3 looks at potential targets from Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Stoke City and Sunderland.
James Milner says it would probably be better for him to end his international involvement if he becomes just a bit-part player for England.
Everton have reportedly discussed the possibility of signing Jasper Cillessen from Ajax.
West Ham United have enjoyed an excellent season so far, and currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League table.
Neil Mellor offers his two cents on the perceived angry exchange between Liverpool duo Jurgen Klopp and Christian Benteke.
Arsenal will face Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been in superb form this season.
Who would have thought Danny Simpson could win the Premier League? Not Alan Pardew apparently, who replaced him with Mathieu Debuchy.
Arsene Wenger's men face Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough on Saturday, with Arsenal last having hosted the Teessiders in 2009.
The Southampton XI that started Nigel Adkins first game in charge include players now at Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Whitehawk.
The Austrian international is struggling to feature regularly for Spurs at the moment.
The Leeds United great had a slow start to life at Elland Road and the same may happen with their summer signing.
The Tottenham midfielder reacted with embarrassment to the club's nostalgic tweet.
No large-scale job cuts are planned, but there will be some 'pruning'.
West Ham United made a mistake letting James Tomkins leave in the summer but are they also regretting letting Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas go too?
Robbie Keane has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 warm-up match at home to Slovakia on Tuesday, with Martin O’Neill suggesting the long-haul flight his captain took from Los Angeles last weekend had not helped the striker’s knee injury.
A controversial film about the discredited link between autism and vaccinations has been pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca film festival, after the actor consulted “the scientific community” and found “concerns with certain things in this film”.