The Spanish manager was sacked by Everton last week.
Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish has commented on the club's move for Joey Barton.
The goalkeeper admits he is honoured to have been recognised, but insisted he is focused on getting the club "back where we belong".
Star Wars returns for its latest instalment in 2017.
West Ham United were beaten 2-1 by Stoke City on the final day of the season.
Sheffield Wednesday are set to take on Brighton & Hove Albion later this evening.
Celtic thrashed Motherwell 7-0 on Sunday afternoon.
The Magpies supporters confirmed that they are desperate for Benitez to stay at St James' Park.
Aston Villa lost 4-0 at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Rickie Fowler’s surge towards the 2015 Players Championship title offered a scintillating storyline which will prove a regular source of reference. That this year’s version was dull in comparison owed everything to the skill and mental fortitude of one man.