Newcastle Talks With Benitez At An Advanced Stage

Keith Downie of Sky Sports is communicating that Steve McClaren has been told he will be fired from his job as head coach and that talks with Rafa Benitez have reached an advanced stage as a deal is close to bringing the former Liverpool manager to Newcastle on a three year deal through the summer of 2019.

There is likely to be an escape clause for Rafa should Newcastle be relegated from the Premier League in May, but in another tweet Keith says the Leicester game may come too early for Rafa.


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Rafa Benitez – in advanced talks

That last tweet is worrisome – Leicester may come too soon.


We need Rafa in charge so we have some chance of getting something out of the game – who would take charge on Monday night?

But here have also been more recent reports that Rafa will be unvieled tomorrow – it’s a pity the whole thing – McClaren leaving and Rafa coming in – couldn’t be announced later today.

But that would mean Newcastle would need to move a lot quicker than the glacier like motions they have been making all week.

Newcastle have managed this whole thing very poorly – very amateurishly – like schoolboys – with apologies to schoolboys everywhere.

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