Rafael Benitez explains why he's improving Newcastle United's training ground

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference

Newcastle United are set to install 4g pitches at their training ground.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference

Rafael Benitez has told the Chronicle that he wants to improve Newcastle United’s training ground to help their players fulfil their potential.

Benitez quickly announced that he planned to make alterations to the set-up at Newcastle’s training ground soon after taking over.

And the Spanish boss says that he believes the alterations will benefit the Magpies in the long run.

“The purpose with everything we are doing there is to improve the environment that the players train in and the equipment and the facilities that they use so they are able to perform to their optimum level,” Benitez said.

“We had to consider not to disturb the preparation of the team and at the same time to improve the facilities.”

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle plan to install 4g pitches at the training ground and they also want to renovate the facilities there.

Benitez’s plans highlight his commitment to taking the Newcastle job for the long-term, which was in doubt for some time.

The Spaniard was initially expected to leave St. James’ Park when Newcastle were relegated, but he opted to stay on.

Newcastle are now the favourites to earn an immediate promotion from the Championship next season.

The Magpies last played in the second tier back in 2009/10, and they won the league during that campaign.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez

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