Since Rafa Benitez came to Newcastle on Friday 11th March, things have looked up at the club even though he failed to save us from relegation.
But we ended the season with three wins and three draws in our final six games and we beat Spurs 5-1 at home on the last day of the season in front of a sold-out St. James’ Park crowd.
Those sold-out crowds have continued at home even though we are now in England’ second division.
Newcastle are currently top of the Championship with 52 points from our 24 games – a rate that will see us reach 100 points if we can keep it up through the end of the season.
Rafa Benitez with his October Manager of the Month award
We have compiled a list of the three competitions Rafa has participated in during his 38 games in charge of Newcastle United in 2016.
That’s a 60.5% win rate and a loss rate of 26% and a goal difference for the 38 games of a whopping 43.
Rafa has transformed Newcastle and the transformation is continuing – long may it continue.
Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez are a match made in heaven – it’s as simple as that.