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Rafa Talks About Why He Needs To Be Involved In Transfers

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.

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12 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Moanster – hope you popped up to Knock to get the Pontiff to forgive your “Rafa sins”.

  • SredniVashtar

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Where has this news of jonjo’s injury come from? I can’t seem to find any news anywhere about him being injured. Would appreciate a link

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh no! Shola’s in the Sky Sports Studio at SJP!
    Let’s hope he keeps his gob shut about Ashley!

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    No not that Ed sheeran money lol. The money from his gigs at st James park. Someone at nufc decided to do this to boost the commercial income of the club since our merchandising and advertisiment income is completely maxed out by 😉

    But I am just asking, where has the money gone from?

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    People were talking about it on here earlier. Not sure if it’s genuine or not.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #6


    Seems to be only on this blog for the moment.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Fancy internet being used for fake news! Whatever next?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #8


    I did wonder about that as well, I think it may be cos he wasn’t shown in the training pics on the NUFC so someone has made that conclusion.
    Be brilliant if it’s not the case but I suspect that they are correct.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #9

    If he is fit we’ll all have to revise our outguess Rafa teams. 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Have to admit I was rather confused about the Ed Sheeran connection to the club, hadn’t realised he’d done a gig there (he wouldn’t pop up on my radar as I think he’s carp).

    I was thinking he was another Ashley employee (stooge) 🙂

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah he had two/three gigs and were all supposedly really packed out. Club saw Sunderland have success at the stadium of light and decided to do it earlier this year.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Just noticed on the NUFC site, the match preview, a tweet by Fernandez (25th) saying see you tomorrow.

    A hint he might be playing?


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