Mike Ashley has done some shocking things in his time at Newcastle and the fans can’t wait to get rid of him. However, the fans have been left bewildered as it turns out the club wrote a letter to the Spanish federation president, Luis Rubiales offering their Spanish gaffer to manage La Roja for the World Cup. Fans can read more about this on The Chronicle.
Imagine having a literally world class manager in charge, who is so determined to strive for improvement and ambition, and OFFERING him to another federation.
It's a disgrace and no longer will #nufc fans stand for this shite.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 31, 2018
This news has been met with dismay from the Magpies, who can’t believe their club was dim enough to offer their manager to another federation on a temporary basis. Fortunately, the fans didn’t have to lose out on Benitez for the World Cup and Fernando Hierro took over for the tournament, bowing out in the round of sixteen to the host nation, Russia on penalties.
The Geordies have been fuming over the news that Ashley was prepared to let Benitez go for a large portion of the transfer window and the way that their gaffer has been left on his own in the transfer window with little funds available. The supporters have even gone as far as setting up a movement for their gaffer, the #IfRafaGoesWeGo campaign has given the ex-Real Madrid boss the fans full backing and they’ve made it clear that Mike Ashley is not welcome at their club.
You can read the Magpies’ verdict on Ashley offering Benitez away here:
Starting to sound like they’re bullying Rafa now like
— Kev Temp. (@kevin_temperley) 31 July 2018
We are a joke
— Andrew Zafer (@Zafes29) July 31, 2018
Just when I thought I’d heard it all this summer! He probably would have got them to the final though.
— Andy Stamp (@AndyStamp2) July 31, 2018
Probably saw it as a revenue making scheme as we loaned him to
— MatthewLaidlow (@MatthewLaidlow) 31 July 2018
Would have gotten him out of the way for a few weeks so he wasn't asking for players.
— #IfRafaGoesWeGo (@Silo_1980) July 31, 2018
Quick way to make a few million and keep him out of their hair regarding transfers for us. Win win for fatty.
— Jenky (@_Jenky88) July 31, 2018
I'd be willing to bet Newcastle were ready to charge Spanish FA for the privilege.
— Tom Davidson (@TomDavidson09) July 31, 2018
The Newcastle fans are both amazed at how low their club is willing to stoop as well as being not surprised in the slightest at the latest stunt.