The good news so far this summer is that there have been no cuts in the non-playing staff – those people who had no impact at all on what happened last season on the pitch – when Newcastle made so many mistakes that we really deserved to be relegated because of the complete incompetence of those who led the club.
And it looks like because of Newcastle’s very good financial state, where the club can even give Rafa Benitez some money to spend on transfers – without him having to sell any players – means there will be no layoffs.
The new positive approach taken by Rafa Benitez to bring everybody together is also a big factor in that.
Rafa Benitez – transforming Newcastle
That’s very good news given that Aston Villa were forced to lay off 500 of their non-playing staff and it’s helping to bring the Newcastle club together both internally and externally.
The man doing the most on that front is our manager Rafa Benitez, who seems to be using people already in place at the club – and they include those who were even instrumental in taking us down – Lee Charnley and Graham Carr.
Only yesterday Rafa talked about working with Graham Carr on transfers and he works with and speaks with Lee Charnley every day as they try to improve the club’s facilities as well as the squad for the coming season in the Championship.
Rafa said it was a good partnership between him and the two Board members.
Rafa has made a point of saying we will be down below for only one season and the season tickets are selling quickly as those who had given up on Newcastle over the last two seasons – with every reason imaginable – are coming back to the club.
Notice the good sales of season tickets will help Newcastle rake in some extra money and that will help with no layoffs being necessary.
It’s really down to one man – Rafa Benitez – and there’s a new optimism at the club that we can not only build a strong side for this season but also not have to lay anybody off.
Rafa is laying the foundations of something that seems very special at Newcastle.
He is bringing everybody together again and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if in his long discussions with Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley before he agreed to stay on, that one of his stipulations was there be no layoffs of the non-playing staff.
Rafa Benitez is the new Messiah – he’s a great manager and from what we can tell just an overall great guy too.
As we said yesterday he’s the perfect man for Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!