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Unbelievable If Rafa Stays At Newcastle – He Could Really Do Something

9:04 am, Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

The unbelievable deal to get Rafa Benitez to stay at Newcastle United, even though we will be playing in the second division next season, moved closer yesterday with reports that Rafa and his staff are already working on transfer targets and that he has already committed to take the job verbally to Lee Charnley.

Lee Charnley himself was meeting at the Sports Direct’s Shirebrook headquarters with Mike Ashley to explain what the hell went wrong last season – and also to talk in a lot more detail on what the budget is for this coming season down below.

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher – he could really do something at Newcastle

It would be a missive coup for Newcastle United to keep Rafa at the club, but it looks like it will happen.

The passionate Newcastle fans have played a massive part in that by showing Rafa in no uncertain way that they love him and want him to make Newcastle great again.

Here’s what a man who played for Rafa for six years at Liverpool – Jamie Carragher – had to say about Rafa:

“I think he’s got a big decision to make. Ideally he doesn’t want to be managing in the Championship but I think Newcastle would have got into him in terms of the reaction of the fans, It was similar to the Liverpool fans’ reaction when he went there.”

“They were struggling in games but they were chanting his name. It’s a bit like Newcastle can’t believe they have got a manager at that level.”

“It’s that they can’t believe this manager who was managing Real Madrid and Ronaldo wants to manage Newcastle.”

“It would be unbelievable for them if he stayed. You can’t believe a manager of that stature would manage at that level but he’s got to be thinking if he can do that in 12 months and get them out.”

“He’ll be thinking about the money and the revenues in the Premier League and how far he can then take Newcastle.”

“He’s managed all around the world, managed top teams but it might be difficult for him to get a top job now. But he could really do something at Newcastle.”

“It’s unfortunate they’ve gone down, for him personally but if he can just do 12 months in the Championship he could really do something with Newcastle.

We think the announcement that Rafa has accepted the job on Tyneside could come sooner than a lot of people think – and certainly before the end of this week.

Assuming it does come, it will be a massive relief for the fans – and we will have our first world-class manager at the club since Sir Bobby Robson left the club in August of 2004.

Massive things could be in store for the team that Rafa will start building at Newcastle this summer, where he been given carte blanche (the authority to do whatever you think is right) by owner Mike Ashley, who has finally realized his way of running the club simply doesn’t work.

It only took nine years for Mike to see that.

🙁

And Rafa will also be building the club into a world-class club and will probably start with upgrading the training facilities at Benton, but certainly in building a squad that can come straight back up from the Championship.

If he signs – there are some exciting times ahead for Newcastle United fans.

It will be great and long overdue.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Training Ground · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Veltmann // May 18, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    See Westham bid for Lacazatte and got rejected.
    One of worst senario to get relegated and miss out players like him.
    Looks like the club may get filled with some Spanish and Italian players soon.
    In the meantime, Ashley cornered Charnley demanding explanation as to how the club got relegated,according to Luke Edwards. ha ha..
    Like that bit..
    Got punched.

  • 2 one fine day // May 18, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Few points maybe not on topic
    Now Rafa has committed for 3 years ( get in:) ) will..
    1 .Shearer finally stfu and get behind this and stop being such a miserable tw@t on all things Rafa .Great player ,hero but has being getting right on my t@ts of late .Seems to not be able to shake the chip on his shoulder as to why he wasn’t treated the same way as Rafa when he took us down ( all be in a very similar situation where he could only do so much ) three words Alan .proven track record .
    Maybe there is also a ill bit of jealousy at the adulation Rafa is getting ( just wait until he even wins us something )
    2. Will those daft mackums ,now there little red plane is back in the shed until they can use it to celebrate another glorious season,let the dust clear and ask themselves this ?
    Would you rather be hanging on in the prem again for another year of ordinary football and the occasional big humping under the hippo with little chance of anything really changing other than a guaranteed six points lost now we are no longer there to provide.Or.. Looking forward to what could be the best era since Keegan first walked in to management ,knowing that your whole club , operation ,academy , medical scouting network is going to be given an almighty kick up the arse and the championship will be used to completely rebuild the club and then become a serious powerhouse in the top 6 minimum ?
    Think I know which I feel better to be amongst

  • 3 Ian Toon // May 18, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Mr Tuff – A further incidentally, i was born in 1988 and am 27 years old. If you still feel the need to make disparaging comments about me at least get it right.
    Enjoy your summer.

  • 4 Rotonda heights // May 18, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Lee Charnley Debriefs Mike Ashley On Nightmare Season

    ”Well basically Mike I kept pursuing a sacked championship manager not once but twice and just for laughs I gave him 82M to blow. ”

  • 5 Lindisfarne // May 18, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    El Dios – Rafa is the new messiah.
    Triumvirate:
    Rafa – the son
    Kev – the father
    Bobby – the ghost

  • 6 Lindisfarne // May 18, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    If only Lee Charnley could be publicly humiliated in a set of stocks outside SJP.

  • 7 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    An example of the Mackem’s weird preoccupation with their superior neighbours

  • 8 Lindisfarne // May 18, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    I hope for the sake of consistency, that Merson agrees with LVG. “The fans have expectations beyond the capability of the club”. I thought Leicester had finally put that one to bed.

  • 9 Veltmann // May 18, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Looks like I’m in the same personal number as the blog guru 🙂

  • 10 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 18, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Jib

    And did you see the saddo’s at Watford with their Rafa face masks –
    No wonder they are known as ‘SMB’s’

  • 11 WWSBRD // May 18, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Wake up to Agger rumour, anyone keep up with his career once he left Liverpool? I was a big fan of him there when he was fit

  • 12 Jib // May 18, 2016 at 9:52 AM

    West Ham have made serious enquiries about Andros Townsend.

    New stadium , good manager , close to his roots , PL footy – I for one wouldn’t blame him if he was tempted – he owes NUFC nothing.

    It would be a hell of a statement of loyalty and belief if he were to reject their overtures

  • 13 VanToonMan // May 18, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Agger would be a solid signing – give some experience and know-how to Mbemba and Lascelles. As a quartet of CBs – we should sign Lewis Dunk – he has a lot of experience in the Championship too and could develop with the others – or another CB of similar age/physique and experience.

    Agger will be our Huuuuuth.

    Redmond, Alonso (on a free) and a goal machine striker would be good too

  • 14 Derek // May 18, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    One Fine Day @2
    “knowing that your whole club , operation ,academy , medical scouting network is going to be given an almighty kick up the arse and the championship will be used to completely rebuild the club and then become a serious powerhouse in the top 6 minimum ?”

    How do you know this is what will happen?

    There’s nothing definite saying all these things will happen and there’s still a possibility we struggle as a Championship team for years to come.




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