Rafa Benitez will take charge of what will be his 100th game in charge of Newcastle tonight.
In just over two years the manager has transformed the club.
He has had Newcastle promoted as Champions from the Championship last year, and we are currently in 10th place in the Premier League, so things are definitely looking up at Newcastle.
His record at Newcastle is so far a good one, and we have to think if he will stay on Tyneside his stats will only get better.
Rafa has made it clear this week that he wants to win trophies at Newcastle be it the FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League or Champions League (yes please).
Rafa Benitez – March 11th, 2016 – has won nearly one of every two games played
So his ambitions seem much higher than that of the current owner – but all Mike Ashley has to do is give Rafa enough money to spend in the transfer windows and stay out of the way and allow Rafa to do his job.
Here’s Rafa’s Record at the club.
Played 99 – Won 48, Drawn 21, Lost 30, for a win rate of 48.5%.
That’s a good record, and if we get a new owner soon who will match Rafa’s ambitions at Newcastle, we expect that record to improve.
Sir Bobby Robson had a win rate of 46.67% at Newcastle with five years in the Premier League and 255 games managed.
Kevin Keegan in his two spells at the club had a cumulative win rate of 52.9% over 274 games managed.
Howay The Lads!!
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