Rafa – I Am Thinking I Will Be At Newcastle For 10 Years


We are hoping that Rafa Benitez gets a new long term contract this summer at Newcastle and it looks like Rafa has been thinking along those same lines as well, but of course it’s entirely up to Mike Ashley if he gets one.

But if Ashley was willing to give Alan Pardew and staff an eight year deal after finishing 5th in the PL in 2012 Rafa could be worth a 10 year deal right now.

Obviously, Rafa is a world-class manager and Alan isn’t.

But for Rafa to manage Newcastle in the second division he was not thinking of the next year or two on Tyneside but long term so he can be near his family in the Wirral, Cheshire.

Rafa Benitez – thinking long term stay at Newcastle?

And also last but not least he can be surrounded by fans who just love him and support him in everything he does (and will do) at Newcastle.

He’s already said it’s one of the things he loved while he was Liverpool FC.

If that happens some of us older folks just hope we were a little bit younger.

🙂

Here’s another excellent interview in ChronicleLive today and it starts by Rafa being asked if he is a political manager:

“No. For sure I will say no,”

“My best time as a manager was my first year at Liverpool when I didn’t have any problems and I was over the moon because you want to concentrate on your football.”

“Hopefully everything will be fine with the owner, then we will enjoy and we will have what everybody wants.”

“It means I will be working very hard and I want to see the owner and hopefully everything will be fine.”

“We are already working on pre-season and everything.” “That is the way I do things, it doesn’t matter if you stay or if you go, you have to keep working.”

“But at the moment I am thinking like I will be here for 10 years.”

Rafa could get that 10 year deal because we think Ashley is going to be very impressed with the depth and detail he will present in his blueprint to the owner, on where he wants to take Newcastle United.

In short – to the very top.

It will also contain some financial information, which should please the owner that his manager understands money doesn’t grow on trees.

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35 comments so far

  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew
    2010/11 (second half of season) – 12th
    2011/12 – 5th
    2012/13 – 16th
    2013/14 – 10th
    2014/15 – mid-table when left

    Kinnear (relegated)
    Carver (took team from mid-table to brink of relegation
    McClaren (mainly responsible for relegation)

    but Pardew receives most criticism.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    ww

    What would you have, a confident team or good players ?

    Confidence is a much higher quality IMO, id take a confident team every time over a team of a couple of good players with zero confidence..

    P45 and the fans killed our team moral, thats just a fact, sour face finished them off,,, Shteve had to pick a team up, which he couldnt do,, that dosnt take away from the fact Shteve is a highly regarded coach and won something managing his own team in a league where he didnt take over one of the big team in that legue,, SAF trusted him,, IMO thats good enough for me.

    P45 has left a mess at nearly every club he has been at and set many records the clubs dont want. thats also speaks volumes to me

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  • Munster Mag

    May 6, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Jane that’s because guys like rotunda got a fixation on it. Pardew is a tool though, just not the mass murderer some believed. Rafa 10 years is good stuff

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #4

    agree Jail is a bully

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Jane

    as a football fan,, do you pay to watch tables or football?

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardew maybe not the best manager but he is ok.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Jane in what way?

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #8

    to win

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  • WWSBRD

    May 6, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

    catchy
    McClaren may be a good coach but he is a terrible manager Pardew had bigger issues with NUFC to deal with than McClaren and didnt get us relegated McCLaren did it in less than a season

    But hey just adds to ur scouting credentials

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    and jane you didnt answer the question

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #11

    he keeps teams in the Premier league.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #12

    would you pay to watch his teams play?

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    i’d rather watch a team that is punching above it’s weight than one that is playing expansive football but losing.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #14

    An okay manager Jane doesn’t get a record like this…

    Alan Pardew’s record for @NUFC in 2014: L,L,L,W,D,L,L,L,W,W,L,W,L,L,L,L,L,L,W,L,L,D,W,D,L,D,L,L (P28, W6, D4, L18)

    The only reason he looked ok compared to the other managers you listed is because they were all rubbish. Pardew got 4 years here, he had a team of players that he’d known for a while. The others apart from Carver didn’t.

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    not trying to support Pardew just he is better than most give him credit for.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Catchy…I think you would have seen that I have said I think Jails as bad as you in this feud.

    I’m not going to go back to see who started it.

    As for your fence sitter comment, fine by me, I’m open to changing my opinion based on information and what I see as time progresses. Things do change you know?

    I’ve never seen the sense in arguing a point you don’t believe yourself, so I fully reject the last part of your comment that I just post to wind people up. In fact, it proves a point that clearly you don’t know everything.

    I do like to explore topics though, play devils advocate. You know, assess something before forming a fixed opinion.

    Anyway, have a good weekend.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 6, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #17

    No Jane, he definately isn’t.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #18

    ww

    i know i seen better football under Shteve thn i ever did under p45.

    but if your happy to watch shhhh then good luck to you, me i like to watch football, and you know what im happy to give Shteve a shot, if it didnt work , then tuff luck move onto the next one,, but i could argue that we were on the brink many times under p45 and he was given many chances by Ashley, and if he didnt walk himself he could still be here now. so was Shteve given that same chance ? No.

    but like i say, im happy he was given a chance as it meant there was no more of the chuckle brothers

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 6, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Catchy

    Are you seriously saying you would have been happy to have Mcclaren still in charge in the championship?

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #20

    even if Ibiza is a mischievous fence sitter i warm to him because he is always polite when he is stirring.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Ibiza

    Devils advocate , Hmmm lol,,, not how i remeber it,, i remember you having a go at me, then i explained where i was coming from, then things got more friendly between us, not that you agreed, that was the fence sitting bit.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m now sat here singing “firestarter” to myself, but with…

    I’m a fence sitter, a mischevious fence sitter.

    Not quite as good as the original, but keeping me entertained none the less.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 6, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #23

    catchy
    Better football is meaningless if all u do is lose, McClaren got pushed because thats all he did 31 league games he lost 18 and won 7, he was so bad Ashley was forced to sack him…jesus Ashley had more faith in Carver than McClaren

    But hey as I said just adds to ur scouting credentials

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #24

    ymfb

    noo,, what i was saying is, i was happy to have someone other than who seemed unsackable,

    Shteve IMO came with a half decent CV, i wrote off his last 6 month at Derby C, due to the constant speculation about joining us, players stopped playing for him, but before that, Derby played great football under him.

    but if ANY manager is not getting the best out of his team, they have to go. i feel for Arsenal fans right now, wenger is not good enough

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 6, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #25

    catchy…That’ll depend on which issue you are referring to.

    From memory, I found it tiring that someone would slag off the manager so much, when we were doing well. I have no doubt that I made my feelings known.

    You would then have made your case and I do see sense in some of it, as I have said. I may not agree entirely, but do like to find areas in which I can agree with people, as it generally gives you the basis to debate the points you don’t agree on.

    I think I learnt that from Jail and you 😉

    Truth is Catchy, usually there is middle ground in most things. No definitive rights or wrongs, but personal preferences.

    For some, success comes first, for you, it’s footballing style, for others it’s a blend of the two. If you can’t find somewhere to meet in the middle, well, you know how it turns out.

    If that makes me a settling fence sitter, as I said above, I can live with that, although I don’t agree (damn it…I’m sat on the fence again!)

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #26

    WW

    i seem to remember P45 going 20ish games 2 times not winning a game for us..

    and like i said,, im happy for any manager to be sacked if he is not getting the best out of his players.

    under p45 it was wonder goals are us. something he did not teach them

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 6, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Jane

    Are you pardew in disguise? You are aren’t you.

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  • Jib

    May 6, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #28
  • Jib

    May 6, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #29

    I always thought he was a bit of a prodigy
    (I’ll get me coat )

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #30

    LewSpi when i’m not Jib.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Id rather have wonder goals than no goals

    Pardew could only dream of what McClaren got at NUFC and McClaren could only bring reletagion with it

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  • jane

    May 6, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #32

    talk of the . . . . .

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Ibiza

    style is one thing, but lies are another thing, not just most of our fans listened to what he said but also pundits did too, peoples arguments were just sound bites of what pardew had said, good attacking on the front foot football, when ever pundits watched us they would always say NUFC must be having a bad day, but because they didnt watch us week in week out they were and still are not in a position to pass judgment on any team that is not in the top 5, watching highllights is not the same as 90 mins.

    in real life there is middle ground, but in football there is no middle ground IMO,, people get a chance to prove themselves, you can make a mistake or 2, but when we are talking about paid professionals, that get paid huge money and should be fair game to criticism,,

    in 2 years most of those players will not be there anyway..

    but hope he does stay for 10 years

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  • headtheball

    May 7, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Did the blog die after the final game?
    HWTF

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