RAF TREATMENT: Christian Atsu Reveals How Benitez Suddenly Pushed Him During Pair’s First Meeting At Newcastle

CHRISTIAN ATSU has hailed Rafa Benitez as the best boss he has played for - even if he did SHOVE him the first time they met.

The Ghana international initially joined Newcastle from Chelsea on loan after the Magpies had been relegated in 2016.That deal turned into a permanent one after he helped Benitez’s side win the Championship and secure a return to the top-flight at the first time of asking.

Winger Atsu stayed on Tyneside until he left as a free agent in May after finding things ‘very different’ under Benitez’s successor Steve Bruce.

He is still currently without a club, but his old manager Benitez is back in the Premier League following his controversial appointment at Everton.

Now the 29-year-old has offered the players at Goodison Park an insight into how the Spaniard operates.