Development manager Peter Beardsley has revealed how good Rafa Benitez has been to all the coaching staff at Newcastle who are involved with him at Benton.
Peter has talked about how accessible the Newcastle manager is and how if we lose a game he never gets upset, but looks to the next game to what he can learn from why we lost – and put that right.
We’ve noticed with Rafa how whether we have won, lost of drawn a game he sums up immediately after the game what we did well – how the game went – and what we didn’t do well.
Peter Beardsley and Rafa Benitez
Rafa never makes excuses, but it’s always down to something we didn’t do and should have done – and the team and himself are always responsible for the result – whatever it is.
It’s hard to ever be a victim when you approach things in that way.
Peter Beardsley seems to be in awe of the gaffer as he had this to say to the Chronicle today:
“I have worked with some of the best managers, but his manner and little things he does around the place – you just think: ‘WOW!’”
“They are so simple yet so clever.” “It’s a pleasure for us to be around him.”
“Absolutely, without a doubt he brings back memories of Kevin and Sir Bobby.”
“The big thing for me is for all of them, Sir Bobby, Kevin and the gaffer – they absolutely love this game.”
“This is their life so for Rafa it’s 24 hours a day, whether he’s watching a game, watching the U-23s or the first team – it’s his life.”
“What he does for this city and this club is incredible.”
“I’m a massive fan too and obsessed, but I’m now calm because of what I see.” “And it’s because of him and because I love him so much because of what he does.”
“He couldn’t be better.”
“I talk to him about how calm he is.” “But why get upset or annoyed if we lose games?” “We can’t change the past but we can change the future.”
“If there’s anything we need we just have to knock on his door.” “We can ask him a question, text him, ring him or whatever.”
“The big thing for me is he treats everybody the same.” “With all due respect it doesn’t matter if you are a cleaner or kitchen porter, whoever you are, we’re all treated the same but in a positive way.”
“It’s fantastic.” “He is the person that I see being so calm through everything that is going on.”
Mike Ashley would have to be an utter and complete fool to ever think of Rafa leaving Newcastle while he is the owner.
We can assure you that Mike Ashley is not an utter and complete fool.