Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been told he will have transfer funds to spend in the January transfer window and that’s whether Mike Ashley is still the owner or a new owner has bought the club
That’s excellent news in the Chronicle today, and the big doubt was whether Mike Ashley would still be willing to spend Newcastle’s money if the club was not sold by the end of the year.
However the interested parties should know all about the financial records by then, and so it would make sense – even for Mike Ashley – to let Rafa spend some of the club’s money and strengthen the squad for the second half of the season.
That’s after he refused to spend too much money last summer and Rafa was not happy about that.
Rafa Benitez – will be backed in January
And there has been news that Rafa is happy at Newcastle and that he turned down recent approaches to manage other clubs in the Premier League – rumored to be Everton and West Ham United.
The new West Ham manager is former Sunderland manager David Moyes, and David will have to do a lot better than he did at Sunderland last term to keep the Hammers in the Premier League this season.
His contract is only through the end of the season, and it looks like Sam Allardyce is back again – this time to manage Everton through the end of the season.
Both managers will probably get some big bonuses if they keep their new clubs in the Premier League.
Newcastle have a much better manager in Rafa Benitez, and if he is backed and we can bring in some decent player in January, there’s a very good possibility we will not be fighting relegation.
That would be excellent, and then the aim is to finish as high up the table as possible.
Then we’ll go after the top six next season – hopefully with new ambitious owners.
That sounds right!
What do you think?