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‘Never going to happen’ – Newcastle fans on Twitter react to Benitez reports

The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in The Daily Star that claims Leicester City are eyeing up Rafa Benitez as their next gaffer amid concerns over Claude Puel’s future. Leicester lost 5-0 to Crystal Palace on Saturday and there are rumours of unrest in the dressing room at the King Power Stadium.

At the moment, any club in need of a manager could be throwing a glance at St James Park. Rafa Benitez has done a superb job in the Northeast, gaining promotion to the Premier League a the first time of asking before now leading the Magpies to a top-ten finish in their first year back in the top flight. The club is at a difficult point now though. Benitez wants reassurance from Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley that funds will be available as the Spaniard hopes to kick Newcastle on to the next level as a club.

Ashley has become notorious for failing to invest in the club and taking profits away from St James Park, leaving fans calling for him to sell up and allow them to move forward. With a new owner and new investment, there’s no telling what Benitez could do with the club. This season has seen the Geordies record impressive wins over Manchester United and Arsenal at St James park despite the club having one of the division’s smallest budgets. Newcastle fans will want to see Benitez stay at the club at all costs, although it’s yet to be seen where his future lies.

With that in mind, here’s our local Magpies’ verdict on the Rafa rumours:

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