Rafa Benitez has been on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek.
And we get a closer look at the man who is driven to succeed in football management.
Rafa has had a terrific career so far, and even though he has not been supported financially by Mike Ashley he has done so well on Tyneside.
To keep Newcastle in the Premier League is no mean feat with Mike Ashley still the owner.
We hope that will all change soon so that Rafa will stay at the club under new owners and he will be given the finances to build a top team.
Rafa Benitez – talking to Marco Silva last Wednesday
That’s what we’ve been hoping for since he arrived at the club on Friday, March 11th, 2016, to great fanfare.
This is some of what Rafa told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek:
“We like to keep updated all of the time.”
“I have good staff, always I try to bring someone younger than me, which is not difficult now, to help.”
“But the main thing is the passion that we have. I still think I am a young manager and I want to keep improving every day.”
“I am still a young manager but society has changed. With social networks, you need to know and use Instagram and Twitter or if not me, the players do and my family.”
“My daughter is always saying you are too old, but you have to keep updated.”
Rafa’s passion for the game rubs off on his players and notice he wants to improve every day.
There’s no limit to how good you can become in your profession if you have an attitude and character like Rafa Benitez – and the drive to succeed.
He’s not only an excellent manager but also a terrific person and perfect for Newcastle United.