Shearer Has Coffee With Rafa – Manager’s Only Reasonably Happy

One thing you have to understand about Rafa Benitez is that he’s a perfectionist and if we win a game 7-1 he will be talking about how we could have done better in defending the goal we conceded.


So with that in mind Rafa has no limits on what Newcastle can do under his stewardship and he’s already said the main reason he wanted to stay on Tyneside was because of the fans and the fact he wants to win trophies at Newcastle.

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Rafa Benitez with his coaching staff

Alan has been writing on the Coral web-site:

“There is a feel-good factor, the Newcastle fans are happy with the way the season is going.”

“It was a tough start with the first two league games, a baptism of fire, but Rafa has them going in the right direction.”

“I think what the early season has proved to everyone is that it’s not going to be a walk in the park for Newcastle, there are teams in the Championship that will push them and it is one hell of hard long slog.”

“I had a coffee with Rafa in the week and he is reasonably happy with the way things are going, he’s loving life in Newcastle and, hopefully, long may that continue.”

“He’s confident in his players.” “He, like everybody else, knows the aim is to get back in the Premier League, this season, not next season.”

“They’re on track to do that, he knows it’s a long, hard slog, but he’s confident in his players.” “He’s got a group of players he feels he can work with and improve and they will improve.”

“A lot of the players have not played in an atmosphere like St James Park before so once they realise and understand what it’s like then they’ll improve and get better from Christmas onwards.”

Both these men seem to respect each other and we think at some point Rafa would like to get Alan Shearer officially connected with the club.

If Rafa wants to do that we’re pretty sure Mike Ashley would not object in any way.

Let’s hope the owner knows he has the right man in charge at Newcastle and all he has to do is to keep giving Rafa free rein at the club and stay out of the way.

If that happens then Newcastle could become really successful – and possibly in the near future.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.