We heard Managing Director Lee Charnley speak for the very first time last night as we watched him on nufcTV talk about Rafa Benitez.
We suppose since he was born in Lancashire it isn’t too surprising he has a Lancashire accent.
It seems Rafa has taken to Charnley, who seems to have been so helpful to the former Liverpool manager that was one of the things that persuaded him to stay on at Newcastle and Rafa said more than once last night he has a (very) good relationship with Lee and likes working with him.
Rafa Benitez with Lee Charnley – finally signs along the dotted line
It would appear the two of them will run Newcastle for Mike Ashley, but we’ll have to wait to see what transpires and who else may be on the Board.
This is what Lee said about Rafa Benitez last night and Lee has said he think Rafa is the best manager in the world in one interview he gave:
“When we brought Rafa to the club in March, we knew he was a phenomenal manager and everything we have seen from him since has only served to reinforce that.”
“We are therefore delighted to have secured his services for the next three years and I believe with Rafa as manager it gives us the best possible chance of returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking and delivering success for this football club beyond that.”
“It is clear that Rafa has connected deeply with the club’s supporters and we do not underestimate the role they have played in his decision to stay.”
“He has captured the hearts and minds not just of the fans, but of everyone who has had the pleasure of working with him at the club thus far.”
“As a world-class manager we had no doubt in our minds as to the importance of retaining him at Newcastle United.”
Lee says there that in every area Rafa has been involved he has impressed those at the club and it will be interesting tos ee what changes to the club ar made with in the next year.
Rafa will make changes to the team and hopefully can get us straight back up which is the number one goal for the season.
But as Rafa said last night – we cannot be over-confident and his players have to work really hard to ensure we are promoted back to the Premier League and the big time next May.
Sounds good to us.
Howay The Lads!!