There will be some top clubs after Rafa Benitez if he cannot come to some agreement with Mike Ashley and sign a long-term deal to stay at Newcastle.
It doesn’t look like he will leave Newcastle this summer whatever happens, but clubs like West Ham will be very keen to sign him if the Newcastle owner does not agree to his demands.
His “demands” are things he wants to happen to make Newcastle into a force in the Premier League and Europe.
And if there is no agreement reached then look at clubs like West Ham and Leicester making a move to pry the 58-year-old Spanish manager away from Newcastle – this summer.
Rafa Benitez – at worst would probably see out his contract
There are reports that Everton are interested in him since they are likely to let Sam Allardyce leave this summer.
But there’s no way Rafa would join Everton after his successful six-year reign at rivals Liverpool.
He would never do that, even though the location would be extremely convenient to be near his family in the Wirral, Cheshire.
Newcastle under Mike Ashley can’t seem to do anything quickly and hopefully, these negotiations will not drag on and on this summer.
Rafa is keen to get busy on transfers and wants to work alongside Lee Charnley as the two of them can hopefully get the money to significantly improve Newcastle;e’s team this summer.
That’s the hope for fans, but the problem with that is owner Mike Ashley – who’s been a drag on the club for eleven years now.
But life goes on.