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Benitez – Everything Is So Positive – Signing Could Be Close

Rafa Benitez seems to love it at Newcastle after he has been fully supported in every way by the fans and the players over the last two seasons, which have both been successful.

The world-class manager was even willing to go down into the second division with Newcastle and risk his career, so his commitment to the club is not in question.

Rafa brought us straight back up, and this season, after a difficult first half of the season, we are likely to finish in the top ten in the Premier League.

That’s a fantastic achievement.

Rafa Benitez – things are so positive at Newcastle

Rafa seems to have found a new home at Newcastle, and he has made some very positive comments about Newcastle when he talked to the BBC’s The Premier League Show:

“I have one year left on my contract. “We are already talking, and we will see where we are. “My position is clear and simple.”

“I’m happy here. “Hopefully, we can do everything that we have to do to be sure the strength of the team and the club is enough to compete and maybe achieve what we want to achieve.”

“To challenge for a trophy or go to Europe, it will be even better.”

“The potential of the club is massive. So it’s just to do things in the right way, and then you can improve and improve.”

“Nobody was expecting that with five games to go that we could be safe and thinking about the future.”

“So I think it has been a great achievement for a group of players from the Championship to finish in the top 12.”

“It has been a massive achievement.” “At the beginning, everybody was a little bit worried,”

“We didn’t have a group of players with too much experience in the Premier League, but after we had a bad run, and the reaction of the team, after January, has been fantastic.”

“The players were playing better, with more confidence, winning games. That gives us you even more confidence.”

“Everything has been so positive, and the fans have been behind the team all the time. There’s been a very good togetherness between players, fans, city.”

“Signing Dubravka and Kenedy was important, and maybe the game against Manchester United at home, and the way that we won this game, everybody believed that we could do it,”

Those are excellent comments from the manager who must stay on Tyneside.

The only person that hasn’t backed Rafa 100% is owner Mike Ashley, but surely Ashley will get this brilliant manager tied up to stay on Tyneside.

Lee Charnley is currently in negotiations with Rafa’s reps, and he will be asked on the status today at his press conference for the game tomorrow at Watford.

He will likely not say anything, but surely things will not drag on too long since Rafa obviously wants to stay.

If we can get Rafa signed up before the final game against Chelsea in 9 days time, there will be a massive celebration at that game.

But it’s clear from these comments that Rafa is happy at Newcastle and wants to be backed by Ashley so he can win trophies at Newcastle.

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6 comments so far

  • Mag52

    May 4, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #1

    In spite of every cr*p thing Ashley has done throughout his time at the club, it really wouldn’t take an awful lot by him to get the supporters behind him.

  • RonVanDam

    May 4, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as it pains me to say this, I hope Rafa leaves. This will leave MA in a limbo and more then likely increase the likehood of the club getting sold in a quick fire sale before all hell breaks loose. I’m tired of this man’s BS. For the first time in a long time we don’t have the stress to worry about relegation 3 games from end of season. At this stage MA is playing fire with fire

  • SA Toon

    May 4, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Bite your tongue RonVanDam. That’s the last thing we need. If Ashley is to sell up and move on (which it seems he does want to do), the potential buyers will be looking for some stability rather than chaos.


    May 4, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Everything was Hunky Dory until Everton and West Brom. Watford will not be easy either, and losing Slimani won,t help us either, the Plonker! I am extremely worried that Fat Ash is gonna piss us all off and Benitez will end up at Napoli or Leicester ! Then the preverbial will really hit the Fan, unlike some, however, i am hoping this does,nt happen ! I trust Ashley as far ad i can throw him !


    May 5, 2018 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #5

    l have a theory were NUFC are concerned. SH@T HAPPENS and our greedy owner is the SH@T in the sarnie. It’s a great shame because we should always be at least in the top 6 each and every season.

  • mactoon

    May 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #6

    “Sometimes people think that [bargaining hard with an owner like Mike Ashley to get the backing you want/need] is negative…but I think it is a positive because it means you care.

    “I am not thinking about myself…if you want to go to another level, you need more quality.
    I want to compete, to try to win, everyone has the same feeling.
    “We have the potential to do that and so I fight to do the right things…what you need is more quality in the squad.”

    That indicates he is battling with Ashley and the club to get transfer funds. You must have missed these quotes which indicate Rafa isn’t going to get what he wants..


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