In reviewing comments from both Rafa and the Newcastle fans this bonnie morning there seems to be a growing optimism, based on Rafa’s stellar press conference yesterday, that all could be (very) good at Newcastle once Rafa presents the owner with his long-term blueprint for the club.
When was the last time Newcastle had a long term blueprint?
But Rafa Benitez is a real professional who just loves his job and it seems he’s not only a great coach and manager, but he’s also a very good communicator too and knows about business.
Rafa Benitez – it could be thumbs up time at Newcastle
He’s a very bright intelligent and talented man, while also managing to be humble at the same time.
That’s some combination.
Here’s some of what Rafa said yesterday about his working with owner Mike Ashley:
“If I can keep doing my job, I have people who can deal with them, fine.” “If the owner wants to be in contact, that’s also no problem.”
“It’s not something that will change my vision of the potential of this club or where we can go this year.
“This year, I have not been in contact with him and we’ve been promoted, so it’s not an issue.”
“You do the right things and have the right people around talking with me and doing business every day.”
The manager is also doing a brilliant job of preparing Mike for his meeting when he will present his blueprint.
That will only help Rafa be successful and hopefully bring even Mike Ashley into the fold – so we are all truly UNITED.
Rafa is the saviour of Newcastle UNited – no doubt about that.
He’s perfect for the Tyneside club and we’ve been a sleeping giant for too many decades.
Rafa plans to change all that.