14 players speak out thanking Rafa Benitez

Florian Lejeune: "Thank you for everything you did for us in Newcastle and all your advice. I wish you all the best for the future."

Jamie Sterry: "Thank you for the opportunities and thank you for giving me my Premier League debut. I have learnt a lot these past few years."

Jamaal Lascelles: "I’m saddened to hear about the departure of the gaffa. It’s a huge honour that I’ve captained this side with him as the manager. I’ll be forever grateful for the trust and opportunity he gave me. Thanks boss."

Sean Longstaff: "Thanks for the opportunity to make my dreams into a reality! All the best."

Ayoze Perez: "Thanks Rafa, Mikel, Antonio and Paco for your work during the last three seasons and a half! You are great staff!"

Fabian Schar: "Thanks for a great year mister!! Wish you all the best."

Salomon Rondon: "I must say that Rafa Benitez deserves huge credit for what our team achieved last season, and I'm sure he'll have success in his next job. All the best, gaffer!"

Paul Dummett: "Thank you and good luck."

Isaac Hayden: "Thank you for everything over the last 3 years, you brought me to the club and had the faith in me to develop me as a player and person. It won’t be forgotten. All the best for the future!"

Federico Fernandez: "Thanks Rafa. All the people around Newcastle love you. All the best for the future."

Martin Dubravka: "Thank you for all of your advices and opportunity to work with you, it's been a pleasure, I wish you all the best!!!"

DeAndre Yedlin: "Thanks for everything gaffer. Best of luck in the future."

Jacob Murphy: "Thank you for bringing me to this amazing club and the knowledge you have shared with me over the last 2 years. Wish you all the best."

Freddie Woodman: "Thank you and good luck Gaffa."