Alan Shearer has come out with some pearls of wisdom today that Rafa Benitez must be allowed to manage Newcastle United in the way he sees fit – and there can be no interference from above.
After all Rafa knows so much more about football and what it takes to win – than all of the people put together who are currently running the Newcastle club in such an abysmal manner.
But there is real hope now at Newcastle, especially after hearing Rafa talk on nufcTV last night – he seems completely committed to the Newcastle cause.
Alan Shearer – there must be no interference from above
And in the Chronicle today there’s an article which suggest he may have been brought in to overhaul the club from top to bottom – but it could also be a very short stint at Newcastle for Rafa, if he cannot keep us in the Premier League over the last 10 games of the season.
Alan Shearer has come out and made it public that he wants Rafa to be given a free reign at Newcastle:
“It’s a great coup for Newcastle to get someone like Benitez, if – and it’s a big if – he can manage the football club the way he wants to manage.”
“What’s been clear is that every manager that Newcastle have appointed has come from a point of weakness, where they’ve not been able to set their own agenda.”
“They’ve always had to work to a certain structure, whereas I think Rafa will be different – he’ll set what he wants, he can demand that he controls the transfers, and he can run the football club as he wants to run it.”
“When you look at his success rate, almost wherever he’s been he’s delivered trophies.” “Newcastle fans will love anyone who gives them success. He’s shown he can manage in tough situations.”
“They’re crying out for something to grab hold of up here.” “They just want people to sweat blood for the black-and-white shirt.”
With Alan’s stature at Newcastle – coming out and saying that can only help Rafa do his thing at the club.
If you haven’t seen Rafa’s nufcTV interview – here it is on his own web-site – quickly now – before Newcastle try to take it down so they can sell subscriptions to nufcTV.