Big Push On To Keep Rafa Benitez On Tyneside

The Telegraph is reporting today in what they are calling an exclusive there is already a big push on to keep Rafa Benitez on Tyneside if Newcastle are relegated,  but hopefully that persuasion will not be necessary, because we will somehow survive the drop,

That’s the scenario everybody at Newcastle is hoping for and with 4 points in the last two games it’s something that is now possible, if  still probable.

That’s certainly the only thing that Rafa is thinking of and his players are thinking of at the moment – and rightly so.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle want him to stay on Tyneside

The aim is to win each one of the last four league games, however we can do that.

If we cannot survive the drop the Telegraph is reporting that Mike Ashley will do all he can to keep the Spanish manager on Tyneside.

The Newcastle owner will be hoping the bond that has certainly developed between Rafa, the players and especially with the fans will help Rafa make the right decision and stay.

Rafa took the Newcastle job because he believes the club is a sleeping giant and has massive unfulfilled potential and can eventually challenge for a Champions League place in England.

But Rafa was thinking he could save us from the drop and if that is not possible it becomes that much more difficult and there is a release clause in his contract that either side can execute in the summer.

Ashley has already agreed that Rafa will be in charge of all recruitment and he will also be allowed to keep some of the players he wants in the Championship with Newcastle willing to pay their huge wages.

That’s assuming those players would want to stay at a Championship club – some would want to leave – although they will presumably be told this is the start of the Rafa revolution at Newcastle and they may want to get on the train early.

So those are the right noises coming out of the club – assuming they are true – but as we said we doubt that Rafa wants to even think about the scenario of Newcastle going down.

He is determined to keep us up – and we all have to get right behind him and the players and help him to do just that.

It’s now possible.

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7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2016 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s a sure fire way to guarantee 52K at every game as opposed to the mid twenties we’ll see if Mashers doesn’t sell up or put any money in.

  • Blofal

    Apr 21, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #2

    The few times we have played well this season Tiote has been man of the match.

    The season we finished 5th he was outstanding. Like Kante for Leicester a dominating defensive mid is so crucial in the premier league. They protect the defence and give the rest of the team the freedom to counter when they win the ball back.

    Us staying up depends most on Tiote staying fit and playing well IMO. We simply don’t have any other player that can break up the play.

  • Blofal

    Apr 21, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #3

    The good thing about Benitez staying is you know that he won’t tolerate any lack of investment. He has been outspoken at bigger clubs than ours when he hasn’t been backed by the board.

    So if he does stay you can guarantee Ashley will continue to invest.

  • Jib

    Apr 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Meanwhile in the real world.

    This is why the club must fight tooth and nail to keep Rafa.

    The above article talks about a relegation scenario with a stampede of players out of SJP.

    Sissokos agent is talking to AC Milan again.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #5

    If he stays there’ll have to be the huge changes we’ve wanted for years now.

  • sing in the corner

    Apr 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Off topic..
    But just saw Martinez at it again… ‘..Mori tried to play the ball…honest challenge..’ Words to that effect anyway. I know managers have to stick up for their players in normal circumstances, but come on. It was an horrendous challenge. Bit like that one on Haidara he tried to defend..

  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #7

    The article was based on Moncur’s supposed ‘plea’ that was reported a few weeks ago.

    There was nowt of any substance in it.


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