The Mirror is reporting again this morning on some potential bad news for Newcastle as they say some
Chinese Super League clubs are ready to make Rafa Benitez the highest-paid manager in the world.
The Mirror report is that they are willing to offer Rafa over £30M a year if he leaves Newcastle in the summer for China.
The good news is that Rafa was offered some big deals from China in the summer, but he wanted to be near his home just outside Liverpool and was not interested and stayed on at Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
The other thing is that Rafa is very ambitious and wants to win trophies and would prefer to work in the Premier League.
The Mirror is making a big deal again about Rafa being annoyed about Newcastle not bringing in any new players in the January transfer window. but we think that is way overblown.
It may be another case of the Mirror trying to stir things up at Newcastle – so we must be doing well.
One way Rafa will leave Newcastle in the summer is if we don’t get promotion back to the Premier League.
And one way we that could still happen is by throwing points away at home as we did yesterday against 4th bottom Bristol City.
That’s the main danger.