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Mike Ashley reveals plans in place for January to keep Rafa Benitez at Newcastle

Mike Ashley reveals plans in place for January to keep Rafa Benitez at Newcastle

Newcastle United have had a torrid time on and off the pitch and those involved are keen to make sure things improve immediately.

There has been talk of a potential takeover being on the cards recently, although it has looked doubtful at times.

The Magpies on the pitch have also left a lot to be desired, with the club yet to record their first win in the Premier League this season.

Rafa Benitez has cast doubt on his future as the manager of the St. James Park outfit, however, it appears that could all change, depending on what Mike Ashley does in January.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, the Newcastle owner has told the players that the Spaniard will not be going anywhere and also revealed that he was already making plans for the winter transfer window.

The Verdict:

Ashley will need to significantly back Benitez in the transfer window if he is to keep the manager at St. James’ Park, let alone remain in the Premier League.

The current owner has failed to fund the Spaniard with a reasonable transfer kitty during his tenure and will need to do so to keep him at the club.

The fact that Newcastle are already putting plans together for January will be encouraging, however, no one at the Magpies will be holding their breath.

Newcastle fans – thoughts?

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