Newcastle have easily been the worst run club in the Premier League this season and we are now paying for that in full.
It´s difficult to talk too much about the summer at the moment because we don´t know which division we will be in – although it´s now much more likely to be the Championship.
We also don´t know who will be running the club as the top executive and who the new manager will be.
Lee Charnley – Newcastle Managing Director
A report today in The Sun suggests that if Rafa Benitez gets the Spanish National Job he will leave Newcastle this summer – even if he keeps us up – however doubtful that looks at the moment.
When he was at Liverpool Rafa had said on a number of occasions that he dreamed of managing Spain one day.
This is what he said in May of 2010 when still manager of Liverpool:
“Right now I have four years left in my contract with Liverpool and I am very happy there,” “But, of course, in a few years, once Vicente del Bosque ends his work, I would like to be Spain coach.”
“All of the Spanish coaches would like in the future to become national team manager.”
That could have been one reason he didn’t commit to stay at Newcastle past this season and has an out-clause in his contract.
So uncertainty reigns at Newcastle at the moment and it´s just less than six weeks to the end of the season and we still have seven games to play.
Wins are what we need – draws will not save us now.
If we do go down it will be a huge blow to the image and prestige of Newcastle United and those of us around the world who away from home base.
We will not be able to get the Championship games whereas we get every single Premier League game live on TV or via streaming here in the US.
That would not be good and the only place a club as big and famous as Newcastle United should be in – is the Premier League – that may not be the case next season however.
That would be a crying shame, but it’s been coming over the last two or three seasons due the atrocious way the club has been run by those at the top.