Keegan On How Well Benitez Would Fare In The Championship

We are expecting Newcastle to be relegated to the Championship either tonight or on Sunday,  unless we can somehow be part of a mini-miracle and Sunderland implode in their final two games of the season.

It’s basically a self-inflicted relegation and another nightmare season for the very long-suffering Newcastle fans – and the one slim hope we now have is that Rafa Benitez will stay with us when we are relegated.

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Rafa Benitez – we hope he stays

But maybe not – and if he leaves the club then Newcastle could be in serious trouble and in the wilderness with the incompetent and over-his-head Lee Charnley being tasked to choose the next head coach at the club,

Why is that after he selected John Carver and Steve McClaren who have the worst records of any Newcastle managers in recent  memory.

Kevin Keegan has been talking to the BBC and he has blasted owner Mike Ashley for mismanaging the club.

The former Newcastle player and manager has also talked about current manager Rafa Benitez.

This is some of that Kevin has said on BBC Sport:

“They started the season with Steve McClaren,” “He struggled and I guess he and the guys at the club kept thinking he would get it sorted out and he didn’t.”

“They left it very late and appointed Rafael Benitez and by that time you are looking for almost miracles as you need a lot of points from a few games.”

“Benitez might fancy it. It is a big club. Once you go there and manage it, it does impress you as a club. The stadium is impressive, the fans and their passion is something that you can’t help but like and want to be part of.”

“He hasn’t managed in the Championship – would that be a worry? I don’t think so for a man of his experience. It might be a really good experience for him.”

We are bracing ourselves for possible relegation tonight should Sunderland beat Everton.

I feel sick just thinking about it.

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