In a normal business the performance of Lee Charnley as Managing Director would have had him fired long before now, but Lee managed somehow to negotiate a deal to get Rafa Benitez to the club in March – and now it looks like he may even be successful in getting Rafa to stay for three years, even through we are a second division club next season.
And if the local papers are to be believed today then Lee Charnley will be keeping his job as Managing Director – and that’s just simply stunning after he has cost the club a cool £100M next year alone by his singular incompetence.
It’s not just the fans who are calling for his head – it’s his record that’s doing that – and for the last two years Newcastle have been in crisis mode ever since Lee took over a job that is obviously too much for him.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
But the word is that Rafa Benitez gets on well with Lee and likes working with him – and since Rafa will soon be the King at Newcastle, then it looks unlikely that Charnley will be fired, although it’s still a question as to whether a real executive is brought in to run the club.
Lee is good at negotiating for new players – and it looks like for good managers too – and he does the deals for new players and for Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd recently said he’s an excellent administrator.
So maybe Lee could go back to his former job as Club Secretary and keep working closely with Rafa?
The two people who have caused the implosion and relegation at Newcastle this season are without any doubt Lee Charnley and Graham Carr – and they should be held accountable in some way.
That’s what happens in a real businesses.
If that doesn’t happen after the tragedies of the season just ended, then Mike Ashley is still running a somewhat bizarre business at Newcastle, where people can be incompetent and nothing happens.
However, if Rafa is appointed as the new manager this week, we feel sure he will ask for everybody associated with the club to get behind him and the team – and bury the hatchet on any existing issues.
We’ll do that immediately.
With Rafa in charge he can make the club great again – we’re certain of that – and that will be the only thing that matters.
Howay The Lads!!