Benitez season performance better than Guardiola's, says ex-Newcastle player and coach McDermott

8 Apr 1996:  Terry McDermott and Kevin Keegan of Newcastle are a picture of despair after Blackburn's winning goal during the Blackburn v Newcastle Premier League Match played at Ewood...

Newcastle United's latest win was overshadowed by Sunday's other result, which saw Manchester City crowned champions.

8 Apr 1996:  Terry McDermott and Kevin Keegan of Newcastle are a picture of despair after Blackburn's winning goal during the Blackburn v Newcastle Premier League Match played at Ewood...

Terry McDermott has described Rafa Benitez as 'unbelievable' after Newcastle United secured their fourth successive Premier League victory.

The Magpies' latest win - a 2-1 success against Arsenal - was somewhat overshadowed by Sunday's other result - Manchester United 0-1 West Bromwich Albion - which secured the title for Manchester City.

But with the plaudits heading Pep Guardiola's way, after the City boss first championship success in England football, McDermott was quick to divert attention back to another Spaniard, Benitez.

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (R) and Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez embrace at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

The former Newcastle player and assistant manager posted:

Benitez - whose future has been called into question at various points this season - has led the Magpies to tenth in their first campaign back in the Premier League, having led them to the Championship title last term.

And with a 13-point lead over third-from-bottom Southampton, United's top flight status is all but guaranteed for another year.

Are Rafa's achievements with Newcastle greater than Pep's with Manchester City?

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