Alan Shearer is a massive admirer of Rafa Benitez and has come out today and said he would be surprised if the Spanish manager left Newcastle for West Ham.
Rafa points to the fact that as far as the two owners of the clubs are concerned – there’s not too much difference between them.
We have Mike Ashley at Newcastle, and West Ham have David Gold, and David Sullivan and both owners are currently in the bad books with their fans.
Alan Shearer – why would Rafa go to West Ham?
This is what Alan has said in his piece for bookmaker Coral :
“I would be amazed if he was to leave Newcastle and go to West Ham.”
“It would be like out of the frying pan and into the fire in regards to owners.”
“But it would be a really big surprise if he was to leave Newcastle for West Ham.”
“It might not be a surprise if he was to go elsewhere.”
“Whether Arsenal or anyone else would come in for Rafa then that would have to be looked at.”
“And it will all depend on whether Mike Ashley is going to back him financially in the transfer market.”
“But Newcastle have had an excellent season so it’s no surprise that his name is being talked about with other clubs.”
When Rafa almost signed for West Ham back in June 2015, he was happy with the treatment he received specifically from David Sullivan, and he praised the professionalism of the owners.
He has never said that (yet?) about Mike Ashley.
What do you think?