With the news coming through form multiple sources that Mike Ashley has agreed to all of Rafa’s conditions and that a deal is close for Rafa Benitez to become manager of Newcastle for at least the next three years – delighted Newcastle fans took to Twitter.
The news is that Mike Ashley has agreed to all the conditions Rafa put forward and we would expect the club will want to get this deal completed now as soon as they can – with some other big club said to be interested in the 56 year-old Spaniard.
As part of the deal Chief Scout Graham Carr is expected to step down and Rafa has already begun to discuss transfer targets with Lee Charnley – whom he met with on Monday.
Sources close to the negotiations have said it has all been overwhelmingly positive on both sides – and Rafa is now back home in Liverpool discussing it with his wife and two teenage daughters.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
IT’S HAPPENING!! looks like Rafa will manage us in the Championship. Wow. What an unbelievable coup for #NUFC this could be
— Umar NUFC (@UmarNUFC) May 16, 2016
Haven’t felt this positive about #NUFC in a long time, and we have just been relegated. Madness.
— Absolute Newcastle (@AbsoluteNUFC) May 16, 2016
Hopefully discussions come to a positive end tomorrow and the rebuilding work can begin. The futures bright, the futures Rafa. #nufc
— Craig Forsyth (@Border_Artist) May 16, 2016
My last thought before sleep is I hope Rafa stays and first thought when I wake has he issued a statement saying he staying #NUFC
— Daniel Craig (@Zacka1983) May 16, 2016
How come after being relegated I’m the most positive I’ve been about #nufc in 4 years?!
— Le Suz (@sardonic83) May 16, 2016
In love with a man called Rafael #NUFC
— Scott McWilliams (@NormingAbout) May 16, 2016
Please God let this Rafa news be true. #NUFC
— Chris (@nufc_chris9) May 16, 2016
— Gaz Tone (@gaztone90) May 16, 2016