Championship

Rafa Benitez’s future in doubt as Newcastle threaten to blow promotion bid

There’s a fair few worried Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern today with The Daily Mail claiming Rafa Benitez’s long-term future is in doubt.

It’s been an odd old season for Newcastle this year.

Initially they looked like they were going to run away with the Championship as many expected but Brighton have more than kept them honest and are currently favourites for the title.

Indeed, there are other problems, too, with goals hard to come by when Dwight Gayle is not in the side and inconsistencies still apparent in the team.

January, meanwhile, was not spent wisely as no players came in to help bolster the club’s challenge and it appears that is what has irked the Spanish manager.

Benitez is thought to be annoyed at the fact that the likes of Andros Townsend were not signed in the last transfer window and could decide to walk away from the club come the end of the season.

It would certainly be a dramatic turn of events if that was to happen and our landlord thinks it needs to be sorted quickly to avoid damaging this campaign.

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