Rafa Benitez has revealed in more detail what he sees in his vision for Newcastle’s future.
Most fans will agree it’s needed and it’s a way to ensure Newcastle can be a force to be reckoned with in future years with Rafa Benitez at the helm.
But he first must convince Mike Ashley about his vision and the owner is hardly a visionary.
But Rafa has more experience and knowledge on football than most other people in football.
Rafa Benitez – it’s like a train
He’s perfect for the club – if only he can persuade Ashley – which seems to be the problem at the moment.
Rafa has talked about his comparison to a train:
“At the same time, I have experience. You can have a lot of projects, but if the first team is not winning, then it’s not working.
“Always I say, it’s a train. It’s a train and you have the engine and the carriages.”
“You can put marketing, commercial, this, that, the Academy, but if you don’t have power here at the front, the train doesn’t go.”
“You have to have power to go and after you can go faster or not, but you have to have power and then you can pull whatever you want.”
“I had that at Liverpool. We improved the academy.”
“In England, you can see that if you have an idea and the idea is right and you have the support, you can carry on improving.”
“You can have a project, a proper project, not just for the Press, a proper project, working every day.”
“We did that at Liverpool in the time that I was there.”
It’s clear that Rafa knows exactly what he’s talking about and is the man to lead Newcastle to a very bright future.
If only Mike Ashley would see the light.