It’s good time after a very long and very tough season in the Championship to look at Rafa Benitez’ overall record at Newcastle, since he walked in the door on Friday 11th March last year.
And since that time Rafa has completely transformed the club from top to bottom and the team from top to bottom.
And we will see him this summer, with the help of Managing Director Lee Charnley build a Premier League side that can compete in the upper half of the league next season.
Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley
Pictured on Sunday afternoon after Newcastle won the Championship
Rafa won 29 games in the 46 game season for a Championship win rate of 63.0% and that’s more than any other team in the division.
No team scored more than our 85 goals and no team conceded less than our 40 goals and of course our goal difference was easily the best at a good +45.
Here’s Rafa’s total record at Newcastle in the 14 months he’s been at the club, in what looks like it will be a (very) long and successful career on Tyneside.
🙂 🙂 🙂
|2015-2016 Premier League||10||3||3||4||16||12||4||13|
|2016-2017 EFL Cup||4||3||1||0||11||1||10|
|2016-2017 FA Cup||3||1||1||1||4||5||-1|
That’s a win rate overall for Rafa at Newcastle of 57.1% and a loss rate of only 23.8%.
That’s already the highest of any previous Newcastle manager and interestingly enough the next highest is that of Chris Hughton at 55.7% (70 games in charge) who was the last manager to get us promoted and his Brighton side were promoted as runners-up in the Championship this season.
Kevin Keegan in the 1990s managed Newcastle for 251 games and had a win rate of 55.0% and in his five years at the club Sir Bobby Robson managed 255 games for a win rate of 46.7%.
Good times lie ahead for Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle United.