Exclusive Report – Benitez Offered Massive £15M 12 Month Deal – Owner To Sell Club – Problems Exist


The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle will offer Rafa Benitez a one year contract worth £15M that will keep him at the club for one year through next June 30th.

The Sun is calling the report an exclusive – well why not – it’s a Sunday.

Rafa’s contract runs out on June 30th but a one-year extension seems nonsensical – we’ll have the same uncertainty with Rafa as we have now – he could be leaving next summer rather than this summer.

It’s called kicking the can down the road when people cannot solve their current problems so come up with a hokey one-year solution to delay it for a year – or for some other period.

It looks like a problem has been solved (phew!) until it comes up again.

That’s only one way of getting nothing done and not solving your problems.

The US Congress does it all the time.

Mike Ashley new offer to the manager – lacks any deep thinking or common sense

The sum that Rafa will get includes a substantial basic wage of around £240K/week plus a survival bonus of around £2.4M – by our estimates.

So Ashley is again thinking about avoiding relegation next season – presumably until he can sell the club.

The Sun reports that Ashley doesn’t want to put Benitez on a long term lucrative deal since that would add to the cost for anyone buying Newcastle.

Once again it seems Ashley only thinks about the money side of things and he seems to be hoping for a buyer within the next year.

Does he not realize if Rafa is put on a one year deal it will be difficult to bring players in this summer – and then come Xmas, people will again be asking if Rafa will be leaving in six months.

It’s deja vu – all over again.

That’s always assuming this news is accurate – although we have difficulty believing it will turn out to be true.

But honestly – if the report is accurate this offer lacks any kind of common sense or football thinking.

It’s certainly not what Rafa is looking for – he wants a long term project at Newcastle and he’s said that many times.

This is another example of incompetence coming from Mike Ashley and the way he thinks about football.

It’s incmpetence in motion.

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163 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    May 12, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #41

    Betty, brexit and currency fluctuations were always likely to have a bearing on the purchase. It just hasn’t been mentioned here in a while.

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 12, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #42

    Newexpatmag

    Theres only one poster allowed to make wild unsubstantiated claims with no evidence on this blog, he has a three letter name.

    7
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #43

    I didn’t know it was official that Ashley had blown Amanda Staveley off.

    6
  • Jib

    May 12, 2019 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #44

    A time wasting tyre kicker
    I believe was the expression

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #45

    Munster……….Currencies have always fluctuated and always will. Brexit has never happened before and the way they’re dragging their heels on it , it looks unlikely that it ever will.

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 12, 2019 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #46

    The pounds weak as piss but any potential buyer is going to wait.

    Genius that real genius.

    6
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #47

    Perhaps he blew her off whilst she was kicking the tyres!

    1
  • Bambams

    May 12, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #48

    When Stavely wanted to buy us I never found out what the main reason was why it never went through, but we can accept Ash wont have changed that much when he negotiated with Kenyon.

    I do know Ash kept raising the price, almost weekly when discussions were ongoing into what was actually included in the price. I also know for definite that advertising and merchandising caused a huge problem. Ash wanted a cut, Kenyon didn’t want any connection with Ash and our club.

    7
  • Jib

    May 12, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #49

    Panda and Jail must have attended the same comprehension classes
    Oh no that cannot be possible
    Jail went to some sand-dancing academy and Panda was in Seaton Burn.

    The reason purchasers are waiting is , fear of investing in a Corbynite economy.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #50
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #51

    Jib……… Lesh and Ancient C will be upset now.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 12, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #52

    Jib

    If your comments weren’t so ridiculous and way off the mark they maybe funny.

    You honestly know nothing.

    I’m still waiting for you to be correct on any of your outlandish assumptions.

    Go check who’s investing in the UK at the moment, I’ve plenty time whilst you Google it

    6
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 12, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #53

    Jib

    More assumptions

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #55

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/34/01/1b/34011b1a79247ab0f55bf2311b1521d6.jpg

    Here is Amanda in training to receive the big blow off.

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 12, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #56

    It’s in the Times it must be true

    There’ll be a fire sale in the UK soon lads

    Take jibs word for it, we’ll be able to buy nufc for a £100 soon and we’ll be the only club left as everyone else will have folded cos their owners have fled the UK.

    More panic mongering from Tory dick heads

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #57

    martoon,
    I hope your (sic for Jub’s benefit) about the bench boost, I was 😮

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  • martoon

    May 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #58

    I think the team picks itself today due to injuries – same as last week with Jonjo in for Ki. I can’t see Rafa springing any surprises can you?

    1
  • geordiemark

    May 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #59

    and here we go again, ashley lost 461 million quid this year now he wants the tv money to try and make up that massive losses through his own stupidity and greed, this if its true is to keep the peace between ashley and the fans its as simple as that, if rafa left that would leave ashley at the mercy of the toon armys vent and rightly so, hes done nothing but insult rafa hes had long enough to sort out a contract and to give rafa what he badly needs now another excuse, they should make a soap out of this it be better then the reality tv bullshit thats for sure

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  • martoon

    May 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #60

    Jail – I presume you missed out the word joking. No I wasn’t but I wouldn’t worry too much because my bench is so weak most of them don’t play 😉

    1
  • martoon

    May 12, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #61

    I presume you’re on your way to Fulham (Jail)?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #62

    martoon,
    Aye, just left 5under1and station, full of mags with cans, surprisingly I’m the only one not drinking. How come you’ve not used your BB yet?

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #64

    Where do you get yours done Jib?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #65

    martoon,
    I’m going to check your bench now you sneaky devil :mrgreen:

    0
  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #66

    Lmfao

    So he is pulling out the sale lie again ?

    He really must think we’re that stupid

    5
  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #67

    You think Rafa believes he’s selling this time ?
    Just like every other time ?

    He’s no intention of selling the club

    6
  • Jib

    May 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #68
  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 12, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #69

    Jib! Two different people have told me this in the last few months! Maybe its Bullshit but it would not surprise me if there was some truth in it !

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #70

    martoon,
    Nowt the matter with that bench, Lascelles, Westwood and Ryan, sheesh, might as well pay the tenner now.

    0
  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    May 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #71

    Heh Optimistic, not really bothered if people want to have a go about my comments on here as over the years since i,ve been on here a lot of people seem to engage in insulting eachother! I like to think i am above that and don,t comment very often anyway ! What i said may be unsubstanciated but something like that would not surprise me one bit !

    2
  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #72

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us too this time ?
    As im sure nobody with actual money will fancy being part of MA PR stunt

    Lets hope its someone with real comedy value

    3
  • Jib

    May 12, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #73

    NEWEXPATMAGPIE
    That info would be known only by the very inner circle
    How well connected are your sources ?

    1
  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #74

    You think Frankie Boyle would be up for a laugh ?

    1
  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #75

    JIB

    Its bollix give it a rest,were not that stupid

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #76

    Apparently that was their lowest attendance of the season and not sure how true this is but the club have blamed it on it being the wedding season.

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  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #77

    Remember when he sold us last time ?
    And the previous 7 times iirc ?

    Who bought us again ?

    Seemed to have missed it

    2
  • toon22

    May 12, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #78

    You see its obvious MA thinks he can just string Rafa and the fans along for as long as he wants

    Rafa has made it clear what he wants,and after months of nothing this is MAs response ?

    Another fake sale

    LoL

    1
  • JohnJ

    May 12, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #79

    “The US Congress does it all the time.” So what’s new Westminster must be worse!
    I feel disgusted that they have failed to carry out the majority instructions of the UK public!

    Anyway here’s hoping that we get all the points this afternoon!

    Haway the lads!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    2
  • geordietom

    May 12, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #80

    reading the comments off last night …

    buster # 10pm ….

    having a go at my missus ie; tramp stamp … so buster what give you the right to slag my wife off ?…

    so buster some block capitals for you G.F.Y.

    MACKEM WUM more capitals just for you …

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