We were extremely impressed the way Rafa explained yesterday what he is trying to get the leaders of Newcastle to back him on at the club.
It is generally thought there are four main areas that Rafa wants control of before he will sign on for at least the next three years, with his ambitions being to take Newcastle to playing at the maximum level – we have to think he’s talking Champions League and even winning the thing.
If he was asked do you want to win the Champions League with Newcastle his response would probably be – “for sure – why not?”
Rafa Benitez – has an ambitious vision for Newcastle
He didn’t say that yesterday but hey – he’s already done that with Liverpool in one of the most amazing ever finals of the Champions League (European Cup).
You have to remember that Rafa has been voted UEFA Manager of the Year twice already in his career.
To say he’s a big shot in football is an understatement.
I wont be around, but in maybe 10 or 20 years time there could well be a new statute erected at St, James Park and initials of the person who have been immortalized could by RB.
Rafa seems so keen to take on what would b a massive rebuilding job at Newcastle – to turn losers into winners is always difficult – it’s a big culture change necessary at the club.
This is some of what Rafa said yesterday’s in his very impressive press conference- he aas asked what he wants at Newcastle and surprisingly seemed anxious to talk about the potential Newcastle job he wants for the future:
“A strong team capable of being promoted quickly and able to compete at the maximum level.”
“It is not a question of money, it is a question of having a structure that can allow the club in the next year be stronger than in the next year be back in the Premier League hopefully.”
“I am happy to discuss all of these things.” “I don’t want people to say afterwards: ‘He said this then changed his mind’.”
“At the moment I am really pleased with the first conversation and I am really pleased with the people here.” “The staff, the players and directors have been fantastic since I came. I can’t say anything else.”
“I just want to be sure that everything is fine for me, and also for the club and the fans.” “It is difficult to say if I will stay – it depends on the conversations.”
“But a couple of weeks could be a decent time for a decision.” “In the meantime we have a responsibility and we’ve been working on pre-season and getting everything ready for next year.”
“You can’t just leave things.” “You have to do things in a professional way.” “We’re talking and in a couple of weeks we will have an idea.”
“I like the idea of being here next season and I’m really pleased to be here.” “We are working hard here so everything is fine as a professional and what you are looking for.”
“What you are looking for is respect and somebody who appreciates your job and here it has been fantastic.”
“It’s a big challenge but at the same time we have to wait and see how the conversations get on.”
“And after that we will decide.”
Notice he has already been working on pre-season stuff – probably the friendly games.
If you have a subscription to nufcTV then you must see the video of yesterday’s press conference – it’ s a pity Newcastle don’t release it for general consumption for our fans on say YouTube.
You see Rafa explain what he wants at Newcastle – and it’s just exactly what the fans want – it’s amazing.
We must keep Rafa at Newcastle United – it’s imperative.
The Chronicle have an open letter to Rafa and a petition for fans to sign – here’s where you can read the letter and sign the petition.