Rafa Benitez Spent His Weekend Proving Why He's The Nicest Bloke In Football

What a guy!

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Which Premier League manager would you most like to spend a relaxing, boozy Sunday with? For us, it's got to be Newcastle honcho Rafa Benitez.

There are other contenders, of course: a day with Sam Allardyce would no doubt start off well, but descend into chaos as fast as you can say "one actual pint of Pino Grigio please, por favor". Ditto Pards.

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Guardiola only wants to chat about Trequartistas and merino wool jumpers. Mourinho would just grimace at you in silence. Nope, we're sticking with Rafa Benitez – the nicest bloke in English football.

And just to ram home the point of how great he actually is, the much-loved former Liverpool boss took some time out on Sunday to chat to joggers at the finishing line of the 'Run for the 96' race, which aims to raise funds for the LFC Foundation and Everton in the community.

Check out some of the images from the day below: