Rafa briefly talked about his contract in this afternoon’s press conference at Benton for the game at home to Chelsea on Saturday.
But he didn’t say too much other than it was not an issue at the moment.
Obviously, he wants to concentrate on the upcoming games so we get a good start to the season and Rafa said about his new contract “we can do that in the future.”
So we hope that means he can sign a new long-term contract in the future and stay at the club.
That’s the hope.
Rafa Benitez – my contract is not an issue
This is some of the manager said today, and he also sympathizes with the frustration of the fans:
“My contract is not an issue. We will wait and we can do that in the future.”
“We did business a little bit late in the window, we need to address that.”
“I have a lot of sympathy for our fans because they are really good. They would like to see the club doing things in a different way.”
“But when you go to SJP, support the players because it is the only way we can be successful.”
“I have to respect them but concentrate on my job”
The new Magpie Group are again protesting against Mike Ashley on Northumberland Street just before the game, but it’s clear Rafa doesn’t want any of those protests at the games.
He wants all fans to show unity and stick behind the team during the game, whatever happens.