Rafa has talked about a number of things in his lengthy interview in the Chronicle today.
He says he doesn’t want to keep answering questions about his possible new contract at Newcastle and that it’s not an issue for him.
Wonder what that means?
He seems to be trying to explain in the press how he wants to manage the club and why that’s the way to go for Newcastle – because of his massive management experience at several top clubs.
In this excerpt, he talks about working with a Technical Director (Director of Football) which is prevalent at continental clubs and they are usually responsible for bringing players into the club.
Rafa Benitez – success against Manchester United last season – yes!!
Rafa argues here that he still needs to be involved in understanding how we would use the new players.
This is some of Rafa’s interview in the Chronicle today:
“When we finish January, everything will have finished, that will be the team, and then what is the future?”
“We will ask: what have we done in the window?
“Then you will have more answers to your questions, but now it is too early.”
“In modern football now, especially in England, you are discovering the technical director role, and deciding whether a manager needs to be involved in transfers or not.”
“The manager has to be important in those discussions, and the head coach has to be important because you have to give your opinion.”
“Afterwards they can follow your path or not. But still, they need to know what you will do if they sign certain players.”
Those are some good points made by the manager.
It’s a tough game at home to Chelsea today and we don’t fancy our chances too much.
But you never know when Rafa’s in charge – a win is always possible.