There’s a report in the Chronicle today that Newcastle have made no moves yet to get Rafa Benitez to stay at Newcastle should the club be relegated.
That’s not too surprising we suppose, because Rafa has said more than once he doesn’t want to discuss his future until after the season ends next Sunday, when we play Spurs at home.
Rafa Benitez – no move to keep him – yet
There’s a chance we could be relegated before then – if Sunderland beat Everton tomorrow night at the Stadium of Light and in that case maybe some approach will be made to Rafa.
If Newcastle do get relegated then that;s the big question that needs to be answered – will Rafa stay? – and certainly Alan Shearer yesterday made it clear he thought there’s no chance the former Liverpool manager will stay.
Let’s hope Alan hasn’t been talking to Rafa offline and knows that for a fact.
If we do lose Rafa then things will be terrible at the club and for the fans – there will be no hope for Newcastle – none whatsoever.
And as we’ve said many times before, it would be a double disaster for the fans – almost too hard to take.
It would certainly be too hard for us to take – that’s for sure.
We’ll just have to wait and see – but it doesn’t look good on either front – avoiding relegation or keeping Rafa on Tyneside.
However we are told miracles still happen – sometimes.
Maybe fans can help that miracle along – at least the one about keeping Rafa – by letting him know we really want him to stay at the club.