Newcastle United have certainly improved in recent times, as they managed to get the better of Manchester City and almost held Tottenham Hotspur to a draw. Indeed, this is down to the way Rafa Benitez has set up his side, with his tactical knowledge working wonders.
The Spaniard was appointed as the club’s new manager back in March of 2016, and it’s safe to say that he’s made a big impact on Tyneside. Indeed, the 58-year-old secured promotion to the Premier League and has kept them up since, despite encountering a number of problems, mostly involving Mike Ashley.
And, things appear to be on the rise for the Magpies as they’ve certainly displayed moments of brilliance in recent times, with supporters starting to get a lot more enjoyment out of their side.
Interestingly, it appears as if Ashley has his sights set on securing an agreement with Benitez, as according to the Mirror, Ashley feels Benitez should now sign a new three-year contract after he delivered the Spaniard’s top January transfer target, Miguel Almiron, in a club record deal last month.
Of course, Benitez is arguably one of the best managers in the world, considering his past and the things he’s already achieved at St James’ Park, so this is what could potentially happen if he signs a new deal…
ST JAMES’ PARK LIFTED
Newcastle United have certainly enjoyed a number of positive results recently, including victory over Manchester City at St James’ Park midweek. But, things still aren’t looking too promising as the Magpies currently find themselves just two points off the relegation zone, after Cardiff City’s victory last night.
It’s safe to say that the Tyneside club would struggle to get a better manager than Benitez, so they’ll be desperate to tie him down to a new deal. Indeed, supporters will always feel like their club is safe with the Spaniard in charge, so hearing that he’s signing a new deal would be the best news fans hear all year round.
This would be the lift that could take the club clear of relegation trouble.
BENITEZ BUILDS SOMETHING BIG
Rafa Benitez has achieved a number of big things throughout his managerial career, including winning the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the UEFA Cup, the Europa League and a number of other trophies. And, he’s already secured the Championship title since taking charge at St James’ Park, so he’s off to a good start.
The Spaniard has proven that he can take clubs to new heights if he’s provided with the right resources and players, so Newcastle United could be in for a terrific future. So, having shown that he can deliver a countless amount of trophies and European finishes, it’s now up to Ashley to lay the foundations for Benitez to build something big.
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