Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are increasingly worried about the future of Rafa Benitez, as Mike Ashley’s existence continues to cause problems on Tyneside.
The Magpies earned their most impressive win of the season in yesterday’s 1-0 victory over rivals Manchester United, as Benitez’s side managed to produce an inspired performance that caught the Red Devils off guard. Indeed, Newcastle United look to have hit form at the perfect time, with them making huge strides towards ensuring Premier League survival. However, keeping the Spaniard at the end of the season is something that fans view as a must, but according to reports in the Mail Online, Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle is dependent on a fresh takeover bid from Staveley with him ready to leave at the end of the season.
Indeed, the former Liverpool managers future lies in the hands of potential buyers PCP Capital Partners in the coming weeks, as transfer activity in the past has taken its toll on Benitez wanting any involvement with Mike Ashley in the future. Indeed, the 57-year-old is understood to be ready to leave if the Sports Direct mogul remains in ownership, rather than attempt to negotiate a new deal.
Of course, after becoming bitterly disappointed with the way he’s been backed by Ashley during his time at St James’ Park, who can blame him for wanting no further part in the nonsense that goes on behind the scenes on Tyneside. For a manager that’s seen his own dictation bring about success in the past at previous clubs, having the opportunity to implement his own plans with the correct backing is the only thing that could resurrect a possible future for the Spaniard.
Newcastle United fans will be praying that a new and improved bid is brought to the table, with nothing but new owners keeping their beloved Benitez at the club. Although, after witnessing Mike Ashley’s stubbornness and unpredictability in years gone by, who’s to say that a new offer will satisfy the Sports Direct mogul. Indeed, with lots of talks still to be had within the club, there’s no definite answer as to whether Benitez will be manager come the end of the season.
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