Upton Park is the fullest ground in England this season on average, whilst Villa Park is the emptiest in the Premier League.
The French manager was kept out of the loop over a team meeting.
Both teams have been using their young players this season.
We continue our countdown of the greatest 30 players to appear for the Magpies.
Aston Villa have reportedly made their first move for Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair.
We continue our countdown of the greatest 30 footballers to have played for the Bhoys.
Get ready for fireworks in the North East if Rafa Benitez gets the gig at Newcastle, opposite fierce rival Sam Allardyce at Sunderland.
The club captain has performed well after coming back into the team.
West Ham were reportedly hoping to reach an agreement with Shamrock Rovers.
Grant Hall has been a revelation at the heart of Queens Park Rangers' defence.
Fernando Forestieri will miss Sheffield Wednesday's Championship fixture with Queens Park Rangers through suspension. How will the Owls replace him?
Tim Cahill’s immediate future remains in China after the Socceroos star signed a deal with Hangzhou Greentown.
HSBC has reported profits of £13.2bn ($18.8bn) for 2015 and warned of an uncertain economic backdrop as it cut the pay of its chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, to £7.3m.