For Newcastle fans at the moment, seeing Rafa Benitez come out and talk about the club, his contract and finances is heartbreaking. The St James Park faithful have one of the most successful managers in the world at their club, yet they all predict he’ll be off in summer through no one’s fault other than Mike Ashley.
Do you think Rafa Benitez will leave #nufc at the end of his deal this summer?
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) December 28, 2018
Everyone knows that Rafa Benitez seems to love Newcastle United. The Spaniard’s family live nearby the club and he gets to manage in the Premier League with less expectation than his previous jobs at Chelsea, Napoli, Liverpool and Real Madrid have brought him. All seems perfect, right? Until you factor in Mike Ashley, the money-grabbing tyrant who seems desperate to suck the life out of Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitez is being forced to work on pennies at the club and it’s killing both the club and the gaffer. Talks of a takeover are all but over and with no new signings expected in January, the Magpies have lost hope of retaining their miracle-working manager, and who can blame them given how his relationship with Mike Ashley has been since he rocked up back in March 2016.
You can read the Geordies’ predictions on Rafa’s future here:
Yes and I wouldn’t blame him, I wouldn’t blame him walking tomorrow to be honest
— Daniel Woodford (@danwoodford1987) December 28, 2018
no takeover he's gone.. if he makes it to the end of the season I'd be surprised
— Phill Wilkas (@phillwilkinson) December 28, 2018
Yes ,if Ashley’s still here obviously. He’d bin us now if it wasn’t for the fans , his staff and player’s .
— SWAMPYNUFC (@swampthing_71) 29 December 2018
If there’s no genuine takeover on the offing by the summer he will definitely leave, who would blame him. He’s been loyal enough so far. No matter how well he is being paid it must be soul destroying for any manager working under this regime
— NUFC Review (@nufc_review) December 28, 2018
If he’s not backed in January then he’s off in May bcos he’s had enough of having to be let down by Ashley we’re going nowhere under him . Rafa deserves better than this
— john_NUFC42 (@john_nufc42) December 28, 2018
Absolutely nailed on and I don't blame him in the slightest.
He deserves better and he'll get that.
We deserve better but sadly we're stuck with Ashley.
— Geordie Ahmed (@GeordieAhmed) December 28, 2018
Personally think he’s gone Takeover or No Takeover
— Dayle (@DayleBarron) December 28, 2018
Yes, and i wouldnt blame him. If Rafa goes to a PL team I may start following them instead of NUFC. I can't take Ashley's abuse any longer.
— Steve Hilliard (@flowmanuga) December 29, 2018
The Geordies hate the idea of losing Benitez, but the way things are going, the Spaniard will be gone long before Ashley sells up.
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