Newcastle United will be desperate to ensure consistency throughout the entirety of the new campaign after dropping in and out of relegation trouble last season.
The Magpies haven’t exactly gone big this summer as they’re still looking to bring in a number of players, but Mike Ashley’s tight budget has been a problem.
Rafa Benitez has worked tirelessly to make Newcastle United a success since he joined and it’s fair to say that he has enjoyed success in the form of promotion to the Premier League. But, things have been rather stagnant since the Magpies made the step up to the top-flight, so improvements are required this season.
So, if the Tyneside club find themselves in a negative position mid-season and don’t enjoy a strong start to the campaign, then it could be curtains for the Spaniard.
Therefore, if Benitez walks mid-season, Ashley must have these potential Newcastle replacements in mind…