Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been quiet today as the realisation hits that they won’t be in the Premier League next season.
Rafa Benitez has been unable to grind out the results needed and Premier League survival is no longer in the Tyne-Siders’ own hands. A break clause in the Spaniards contract means Benitez will be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season in the event of relegation.
However, Dietmar Hamann has told TalkSport this that his former manager realises the potential of Newcastle and an exit may not be the most likely outcome.
“I think Newcastle would love to keep him and I wouldn’t put it past him to stay. Obviously he needs to weigh up his options but if there is one club he will go into the Championship with it, it will be Newcastle.”
“He has seen in the few weeks he has been there that there is a lot of potential up north and it is a fantastic club.”
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