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Rafa Benitez fears Newcastle axe

Rafa Benitez fears Newcastle axe

Newcastle United have been a huge disappointment so far this season as they still find themselves searching for their first win. 

The Magpies would have had their sights set on a top half finish in the current campaign, but they’ll do well to avoid relegation when you take their current situation into consideration. Indeed, the club’s managerial situation is currently up in the air, as according to the Mirror, Rafa Benitez fears he will be sacked before the end of the season.

Rafa Benitez fears Mike Ashley will sack him before the end of this season to save Newcastle United’s owner from a fans’ revolt.

The Spaniard is disturbed that a whispering campaign has started in the last few days, linking other managers with his job at St James’s Park.

But the ex-Real Madrid chief remains adamant he will lead the Magpies to Premier League safety, successfully seeing out the remaining eight months on his contract.

Although, there is little prospect of the 57-year-old extending his stay beyond this campaign with friction over the transfer budget bubbling under the surface.

THE VERDICT:

Rafa Benitez was able to bring Newcastle up from the Championship to the Premier League, so supporters will always appreciate what he has done for the club.

Although, the Magpies currently find themselves in a spot of bother with Mike Ashley keen to put things right, but sacking the Spaniard could cause for a pandemonium.

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