The 30-year-old's first match is ironically against Mark Warburton's Rangers side at Ibrox.
The 30-year-old is taking the first steps of his managerial career with the blessing of Benitez.
Former Newcastle United coach Ian Cathro has been appointed the new Heart of Midlothian manager.
Cathro helped bring through some of the most exciting Scottish talents in years while at Dundee.
Derby County manager Steve McClaren has confirmed his interest in four Hearts players.
The impressive young coach has been heavily tipped to take over at Hearts in recent days.
Two defeats and a change in the backroom staff is unlikely to have any lasting impact on The Magpies' season. Right?
Newcastle coach Ian Cathro is reportedly in line to become Hearts manager.
Newcastle have been in sublime form this season with an incredible run of performances seeing the side to the top of the Championship.
The winger joined the Magpies from Premier League side Bournemouth this summer.