Local lad Paul Dummett has been interviewed today in the Chronicle and he has talked about the influence the new manager Rafa Benitez is having on Tyneside and how he’s just a massive positive for Newcastle United.
Paul Dummett manhandling Rolando Aarons in Ireland
This is some of what Paul has said today about Rafa:
“When the manager came in we improved a lot and the fans saw that.”
“The way the fans backed us when the manager came in and the way they sang for him on the last day of the season was amazing.”
“A lot of teams’ fans wouldn’t be like that just days after relegation.” “I think they wanted to show how much they wanted the manager to stay.”
“The club did everything they could to make that happen.” “That is a massive positive and a big boost.”
“I have read in the papers about the season ticket sales have been higher than this time last year.”
“That just shows that people want the manager to stay and it’s a massive boost to players and fans.”
“The manager has already done a lot of things, including in the community to make it the fans’ club again.”
Rafa has clarified today how he is working hand in hand with Lee Charnley on transfers and that Lee is in charge of handling the mechanics of the transfers into the club.
But Rafa is in contact with the Managing Director every day as Newcastle try to get more good players into the club – like Blackburn’s Grant Hanley as one example.
Note: On Saturday July 30th, Peruvian Independence Day, Nolberto Solano will be attending as the special guest at Solano’s Peruvian Cuisine and Nobby will be available for autographs, pose for photos, and a chat!
Here’s details of the event if you would like to book your ticket now.