The mood at Newcastle should improve a lot tomorrow when the players start returning from their long eight week summer break – and we fully expect Rafa Benitez to be upbeat and positive and hope the mercurial manager gives an interview quickly.
Last summer he deftly explained what the situation was in the transfer market and how many players we had lined up and generally was positive that good players still wanted to join the club – even though we had just been relegated.
We hope he is just as upbeat this summer, although we all know he is not happy at the lack of progress on transfers so far this summer.
Rafa Benitez with the Championship trophy last May
Think Champions League in three years time!
But hey, we have the time to correct the situation and still have a very good transfer window – just like last year with lots of players also leaving the club this summer.
When September rolls around the squad will be a lot different from what it was a year ago, but Rafa is simply doing the job required of him and his vast experience is a huge boon to Newcastle as he continues to completely transform the club.
That should alleviate some of the real fears of Newcastle fans, that Rafa could simply walk away this summer.
But it’s not good that this news keeps coming up that he is unhappy and could walk out and that happened last January too.
The club really need to fully support the manager in the next couple of years – support him 100% in every way possible.
Otherwise, we could lose potentially the best manager we have ever had at Newcastle over our 125 year history in terms of raw ability and past successes – like winning three European trophies with three different clubs.
We are hoping that will soon be four in the not too distant future.
Rafa Benitez is a modern day manager and one of the best in the business and he wants to win trophies at Newcastle.
It would be a crime if Mike Ashley and company messed this one up.
We don’t think they will.
Howay The Lads!!