It’s utter delight for the Newcastle United fans drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern after their relegation.
Despite going down, a shining beacon of hope in the recent dark days that have plagued the North East giants after a miserable season.
And we’re not talking about the 5-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur that rounded off the season.
That’s because, according to the Daily Mail, the Toon Army ARE confident of reaching a deal to keep Rafa Benitez on as manager next season.
The notion of the former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach in the second tier of English football may sound ridiculous, though talks to keep him on Tyneside are said to have had a positive outcome.
Much maligned owner Mike Ashley is understood to have assured the ex-Liverpool boss over his authority and budget for next season in order to get him to say.
The Geordie nation are viewing the Champions League winner as their saviour after a miserable few seasons at St. James’ Park.
Though he has a break in the three-year deal he penned back in March that allows him to leave in the event of relegation, the two parties are said to be closing in on a sensational agreement.
Will we REALLY see Benitez in the Championship next season? If so, how will he perform?
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