As we get very close to survival in the Premier League this season some of the questions at Rafa’s press conference this afternoon for the game at Leicester tomorrow were about the future.
But Rafa would not be drawn too much on what the future is at Newcastle.
But he did tell Managing Director Lee Charnley the club needed to keep working on the future but also not lose focus on survival in the present.
Rafa did say that he has already told some players today when preseason will be starting – because they needed to know.
Rafa Benitez – talked some about the future at Newcastle
This is what Rafa said in his press conference about the future at Newcastle.
“A lot of people will ask about the future. But it’s about 40 points and reaching it.”
“I told Lee Charnley we have to keep working on the future but not lose focus on the fight for survival.”
“You have more time to manage (once we reach safety). We are thinking about the future.”
“You can start working with the players because they need to know their futures.”
“Today I was talking to some players about when we start pre-season. It is important people know.”
We do expect Rafa to stay this summer, but it’s important to understand what position Mike Ashley will take with transfers since he still wants to sell the club.
Let’s hope the owner still doesn’t want to have a pristine bank account and so restricts Rafa’s transfer budget.
That would be ridiculous, but the owner has done dumb things in the past too.
Maybe he will come to his senses in the summer?
But maybe he really will – finally?