Rafa Benitez Happy On Tyneside – Wants To Do His Best For Newcastle

Rafa Benitez held another upbeat press conference yesterday when he talked about the game at Burnley on Monday night and how his players and the team can still improve.

There was some news yesterday that Amanda Staveley had tried to buy Liverpool for £1.5B, but the Fenway Sports Group owners turned it down last month and then the story was rubbished by the Liverpool Chairman yesterday.

Maybe the bid was only for £1B?

Rafa also said yesterday he was committed to Newcastle United and wasn’t interested in the Everton job vacancy.

Rafa Benitez – happy at Newcastle

Dutchman Ronald Koeman was sacked on Monday with Everton now in 3rd bottom place in the league table with just 8 points from their first 9 games.

This is some of what Rafa said yesterday as reported in the Chronicle about the Toffees job and about staying at Newcastle:

“I read in the press and heard people talking, but I am happy here. I am concentrating on this, I don’t like to talk about rumors,”

“The reality, obviously, is that my family is in Liverpool, but my past was Liverpool.”

“Everton is a great club. I’m not saying I’m interested, I’m saying I’m happy here and want to concentrate on Newcastle and try to do my best here.”

“No, nothing to say about the takeover. I said before that we are not talking too much about that and I think some players have said the same.”

“We are not talking about that, we are just concentrating on trying to prepare for the games.”

Things seem to be moving ahead with the takeover and Staveley is backed by money both from the Gulf and from Chinese investment.

Next up for Newcastle are Burnley away on Monday night and hopefully, we can win that game.

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5 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 28, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Again it’s kinda strange with 5 consortiums signing a NDA and we know absolutely nothing about 4 of them and what they are doing…but the media seems to know everything the 5 contender is doing…

    The media is even reporting her representatives holding meeting with Newcastle to discuss Rafa’s diet….I mean his transfer budget!!!

    …sure they are because that is the concern of Mr. Ashley!

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    it’s kind of confusing to think what so many are expecting if he did get 100 mil to spend, i have this sneaky suspicion that they think we will slowly turn into a more entertaining team, and I personally think this is where most people have got it all wrong.

    Rafa is a great coach, but no matter who he gets in, the football is going to be exactly the same, but maybe a little less wasteful with passing and a lot more clinical in front of goal.

    other than Liverpool, i have never really seen him put a team together, he seems to have been a fire fighter type of manager since Liverpool, a higher caliber tony pulis.
    If it happens, gona be exciting to see where we can go though.

    don’t expect great football though

  • davetoon

    Oct 28, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #3

    @catchy more money is supposed to buy you more skillfull but more importantly more consistent players.
    To me the most important feature of a player is consistency.

  • lesh

    Oct 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Rafa didn’t say he’s not interested in the Everton job. He said he not saying he is interested in it. Subtle but…..

  • magicbus

    Oct 28, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Of course Ashley could always kick us in the nuts as he’s done many times before and not sell citing that interested parties wouldn’t pay what he thought we were worth.
    Think I’ll go on a positive thinking course


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