Rafa Benitez will leave Newcastle after this contract expires on Sunday.

Benitez was unable to come to a contract extension with the club.

Benitez wanted more control over the transfer market, in addition to the ability to sign players over the age of 25.

“It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benítez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract on June 30, 2019,” the club released in a statement.