Huddersfield Town have signed promising new manager David Wagner to a new improved deal to keep him at the Terriers.
Wagner had one year left on his current contract and he has now signed to stay at Huddersfield for the next three years.
Leicester City and Chelsea were two Premier League clubs interested in signing the talented 46-year-old German-born coach.
Manager Rafa Benitez – waiting on Newcastle
Wagner has been faithful to the Terriers and had this to say after signing his new deal:
“We still have a lot of work to do as we adapt to life in the Premier League, but this club and its people have the ambition, desire, and attitude to take this challenge on.”
Unfortunately, that seems like a lot more ambition, desire and attitude than owner Mike Ashley has for Newcastle.
59-year-old Brighton and former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton signed a new deal last month that will keep him at the Seagulls for the next three years.
Brighton, Huddersfield, and Newcastle all did exceptionally well in the Premier League and all three clubs survived after being promoted from the Championship last year.
And yet only 58-year-old Rafa Benitez remains unsigned to a new deal at Newcastle with only one season left on his three-year contract.
Why Mike Ashley always creates these self-inflicted crises at Newcastle, we have no idea, and Rafa has already said he wants to stay on Tyneside long term.
Just like Brighton and Huddersfield have shown there’s no need to have drama surrounding the manager and Rafa needs to be signed up as soon as possible.
But of course this is Newcastle United owned by Mike Ashley and nothing ever seems easy.
Give Rafa what he wants and don’t allow this thing to drag on for weeks or even months.
It’s not necessary.