Rafa was asked right at the end of his press conference yesterday about the recent news that he had engaged an agency to look for a management job for him in France.
The story was reported in L’Equipe and was not good news for Newcastle fans – if it was true.
Rafa had obviously thought about how he would answer the question when it came up in yesterday’s press conference.
And he immediately quashed the idea that he was looking anywhere further than Newcastle United – at least at the moment.
Rafa Benitez – hitching a ride at yesterday’s press conference
And a surprise was Rafa said he was waiting for an answer from the club:
This is his answer he gave right at the end of the press conference yesterday:
“Lee Charnley was talking with my people and now we are waiting.”
“I read the story.”
“The reality is that I was not at any meeting because I was here and I left the training ground at 7:00pm or 8:00pm in the evening.”
“The only club I am talking about my future with at the moment is Newcastle United.”
“I am waiting for an answer.”
“I have had some conversations and I am waiting for the answers.”
“(Again) I am waiting for an answer – I don’t know when (I’ll get it).”
The negotiations will now pick up, and they could be helped significantly if we can get all 3 points this afternoon at home to Crystal Palace.
Howay The Lads!!