Rafa Benitez has his very own philosophy on football and it cannot be too bad when you look at his terrific resume – it seems he is happy working at a big club like Newcastle.
Rafa is very competitive but he is polite, cool, calm and collected and seems to love to be challenged in coaching.
He is obviously loving life in the Championship though it is by no means easy for us and it seems like every single club – like Rotherham United today – can give Newcastle a game.
Rafa Benitez – enjoys managing big club like Newcastle
However we have still done quite well to average 2 points a game in the first 11 games and we;’ve come to another two week International break so we can catch our breath a bit.
This is what Rafa said after the game as he talks about how he likes managing Newcastle United:
“For me, football is 11 versus 11.” “I am happy trying to manage a club that is so big. You just enjoy doing your job.”
“When you have an international break you can do nothing apart from work with the players who are still here.”
“You have to work hard and keep the physical condition. You can adjust tactically if you can.”
“For the others, you can just keep your fingers crossed and wait to see if they have any injuries.”
We would be happy, make that very happy, make that ecstatic – if Benitez would sign a long term contract to stay at Newcastle for many years to come.
Of course he hasn’t done anything substantial yet at the club – but if he can get the club promoted in May we are back in the big time and with Rafa in the lead on Tyneside we will be on the up.
In 13 games so far this season in all competitions – we have won 9 lost 3 and drew just one, so that’s a win percentage of 69% – we are getting there.