It’s not surprising the West Ham hierarchy are keen on Rafa Benitez.
Two years ago last June he was very close to signing on at West Ham as manager before his hometown club Real Madrid came calling.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic seems to be doing better now after a difficult start this season and should have really have had all 3 points last weekend.
But they allowed Crustal Palace to equalize with almost the last kick of the game and dropped another two points.
The current Vice-Chairman of West Ham United is Karen Brady, and she seems to be a big fan of Rafa Benitez.
Karen Brady – West Ham Vice Chairman
In her column in the Sun this week she has praised Rafa.
And it’s not only for his management skills but also because of his vision and ambition – and knowing the vast untapped potential at Newcastle United.
This is some of what Karen wrote in her Sun article this week:
“Benitez went to St James’ understanding far more clearly than his employer that the Toon are a tiger waiting to be unleashed.”
“Mike Ashley the gambler was initially tempted by the huge potential of the club.”
“But Ashley the businessman admits he has not been able to work out how to operate the intricate internal machinery that makes one up.”
“With Rafa’s management skills there is now a fair chance of transforming Newcastle into one of the few clubs, with the support and profile to challenge the very best.”