Here’s a 70 minute discussion with Rafa and three Times’ reporters George Caulkin and Oliver Kay – hosted by Alyson Rudd.
It’s definitely worth a listen.
One pearl – Rafa was asked if his house was burning down which trophy would he would save – and Rafa said but they are in the basement.
What comes through is that Rafa truly loves Newcastle United and he is certainly loved by everybody associated with the club.
This comes in the wake of a Sky Sports report that Rafa is not happy at Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez – seems very comfortable at Newcastle
He may not be happy with Mike Ashley and the way he makes it difficult for the manager, but after listening to Rafa in this podcast, you can feel how much Rafa feels at home at Newcastle.
It’s a win-win situation if only Rafa will sign a long-term deal at the club.
If he does, there will be huge celebrations by Geordie fans everywhere.
But the big question mark is Mike Ashley and whether he will be able to sell the club – if he cannot that would be a problem for both fans and Rafa alike.