When will the Rafa Benitez contract saga end?
A saga Newcastle United fans want to be sorted out immediately, as he’s primed to leave the club unless granted a proper deal by Mike Ashley before the summer, it’s a dark cloud over an otherwise fairly serene St. James’ Park for once.
Indeed, Benitez’s amazing work with reviving the Magpies’ season after January has given him a God-like status on Tyneside, with the black and white faithful largely seeing him as the perfect man to take them forward. Knowing his experience at the top, he’s perfect to help them rise up as a Premier League giant again.
However, he’s currently seemingly stuck in legal limbo because of what looks like a cold war with Mike Ashley.
Obviously, over the course of his 11 years at the club, the Magpies owner is reluctant towards spending a lot to help them rise to the top and not wanting to give Benitez the finances he craves for. Largely, this is the main reason for the Spaniard unwilling to sign a new contract right now.
But with his recent work, Ashley has no choice but to give him what he wants. It’s just been too good.
Newcastle needs some serious reinforcements to compete at the level the Spaniard desires them to. Ashley will need to shell out if the Toon Army aren’t going to stagnate once more, as they did under Alan Pardew, John Carver and Steve McClaren.
Simply put, he needs to be ready to sign a hoard of new talents this summer.
While the Magpies are not numerically safe from relegation yet, they’ll reach that lucky number 40 soon. If things go well, a top-half finish is also on the cards and if that happens, Ashley has no choice but to meet Benitez’s demands.
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