Pedro Campos is part of Rafa’s staff at Newcastle United.
Campos works on watching players and sending reports to the Newcastle manager on various players and teams.
He has been interviewed by Spanish outlet ABC de Cordoba, and his childhood team was Cordoba who he still follows closely.
He says he follows and suffers with the team – tell us about it!
Cordoba CF were founded in 1954, and they play in the Spanish second division; they are currently third bottom of the 22 clubs in the league.
Rafa Benitez – an impressive person
This is what Campos said yesterday in his interview about his passion for Cordoba followed by how much he admires Rafa Benitez as both a person and a manager:
“It’s something that I have marked on the skin, something I feel,”
“Yes, I am a Cordoba follower and sufferer.”
“And, therefore, wherever I am, I always try to be aware of what the team is doing and have as much information as possible with permission from Newcastle, of course.”
“It is an obligation that I put on myself (to watch multiple games).”
“For example, I saw the Sporting game in a hotel room at three in the morning. I think that says everything.”
“He (Rafa Benitez) is one of the people with the greatest human capacity I know.”
“Everything for him starts with respect.”
“I would say that he is a better person than a manager and as a manager he is one of the best in the world.”
We saw how much Rafa respected people when we were in the Championship a couple of years ago.
He was a bit of a celebrity at the away games, but he always treated the away club and their manager with great respect.
We noticed that and Rafa has never been carried away by his immense success as a manager.
As we have said many times before – that’s one reason he’s the perfect manager for Newcastle United.