Three managers Newcastle should look at if Rafa Benitez leaves

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United contract will run out in the summer and the Spaniard is yet to sign an extension.

Rafael Benitez of Newcastle United looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool FC at St. James Park on May 04, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United...

Rafa Benitez has been a hero at St. James' Park over the last two years and losing him would be a humongous blow for Newcastle United.

However, the Magpies should look ahead in terms of a replacement if Benitez decides to leave and here are three candidates who Newcastle should go all out for in the summer. 

Domenico Tedesco:

The former Schalke boss lost his job after a 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City in the Champions League but the result should have no bearing on how good a manager he is.

Tedesco is tactically one of the best managers in world football and he would be a fantastic option for the Magpies next season. 

Domenico Tedesco, Manager of FC Schalke 04 gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Manchester City v FC Schalke 04 at Etihad...

The German isn't someone who is scared to implement new ideas and despite a poor final season with Schalke in the Bundesliga, he is worthy of managing the best clubs in the world.

Gennaro Gattuso:

The AC Milan legend and the current manager has been linked with a move to the Magpies recently and he would be a real character in their dressing room next season.

The Italian, like he was on the pitch, is fearless and aggressive as a manager and he would most certainly bring in a winning mentality to Newcastle next season. 

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso issues instructions to his players during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 6, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Gattuso's energy and aggression on the touchline is infectious and it will have a positive impact on the players. Newcastle will have a real leader in Gattuso who would give everything for the club if they manage to sign him in the summer.

Michael Laudrup:

An absolute legend of the game, Laudrup has been out of management since the end of last season after his two-year spell with Qatari side Al Rayyan.

The Dane, in all fairness, would be a huge gamble to sign but it is also one that could pay off brilliantly. 

Michael Laudrup manager of Swansea City signals during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at Boleyn Ground on February 1, 2014 in London, England.

Laudrup has managed in England before with Swansea City where he won the League Cup in his debut season. However, his second season was a disaster which cost him his job but Laudrup is still an astute manager who is capable of achieving great things with a club like Newcastle. 

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