The news will be a blow to Ashley, coming amid reports recently that the businessman was in talks to sell Newcastle United to an investment group headed by United Arab Emirates billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan's.
It is also likely to fuel discontent among supporters, who have regularly protested at a lack of investment.
"It is with disappointment that we announce manager Rafael Benítez will leave Newcastle United upon the expiry of his...
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