If Newcastle can win the last two games of the season then it looks like we will be able to avoid relegation and then Rafa Benitez is almost certain to stay with us.
But if the 56 year-old cannot save us this season then some of us are worried he will simply walk out of the door and leave for pastures anew – and that would be tragic for Newcastle.
He is already showing what he can do at the club with limited resources as he has fringe players like Darlow, Lascelles, Anita, Tiote and Cisse playing some very good football.
Rafa Benitez – keep this man at Newcastle – PLEASE!
Former Chairman Freddy Shepherd has been speaking to Sky Sports and when asked what he thought Rafa Benitez´ future was with Newcastle he offered this interesting response as to what it would take to keep Rafa at Newcastle:
“They’ve got to make him an offer that he can’t resist – it’s as simple as that,”
“I know that’s a bit blunt, but it’s as simple as that with managers, you’ve got to make them an offer they that they can’t refuse.”
“I think he’d love to stay personally.” “He lives in the Liverpool area so it’s not too far away.”
“We’ve got two games left, the other boys Norwich and Sunderland have three.”
“But I’m still confident Newcastle will do it, I think we’ll get the six points from the next two games.”
“And I think Norwich and Sunderland are going to go and when Steve McClaren had to go, I think it was right time for him to go unfortunately.”
“Fortunately for Newcastle though, Rafa’s come in and done a great job. He’s given confidence back to the team.
“And just looking at it, the most important thing was the defense; he’s sorted the defense out.”
Who would think Rafa would have this defense playing so well together?
Anita Mbemba Lascelles Dummett
Why wouldn’t Mike Ashley offer Rafa and his coaches new eight year deals at the end of the season?
That would be whether he keeps us in the Premier League or not and would let Rafa know he would be given time and money to build a top team on Tyneside that could be in the Champions League as soon as possible.
And even if we are in the Championship next season – the worst case scenario – he would be able to start building a good team immediately and get rid of the dead wood at the club.
And with Rafa as the manager we dare say we’d get some full houses during the season as we should be winning a lot of games.
This is a huge opportunity for Mike Ashley to do something good for Newcastle United for a change – and he should take it.