Rafa Benitez in the lead up to the game this afternoon against Southampton has again talked about his future and it’s hardly good news for Newcastle fans.
It hasn’t helped that Lee Charnley has disclosed the financials this week and that Rafa has only £100M to spend over two years if he stays on as manager.
Charnley also showed the lack of ambition and ignorance of football when he questioned whether new improved training grounds at Benton – which Rafa has asked for – would win more games.
That was a comment from somebody who just doesn’t understand what real ambition is and making Newcastle into one of the best clubs in Europe.
Rafa Benitez – frustrated with Newcastle’s lack of ambition
When Rafa read those comments we bet he choked on his corn flakes – they were so immature and unwanted and a veiled criticism of what the manager wants.
Rafa Benitez has real ambitions and if he cannot achieve them with Newcastle he will go elsewhere:
“I like to and want to compete for trophies,”
“And the best is the Champions League so I would like to have the possibility in the next 11 years to win it.”
“What I want is to get a job that I can enjoy competing.”
“If I cannot, maybe I have to stay at home and wait, I don’t know.”
“I finish my contract on June 30. I am a professional.
“I have been here for more than three years and I was clear from day one.”
“We need a team that can compete in the Premier League, not just survive.”
Benitez won the Champions League in 2005 with Liverpool and has done well since then.
Although at Newcastle he has managed in the second division and struggled against relegation for the last two seasons in the Premier League.
If that’s what lies ahead of him and £100M will not buy top players – then he will leave Newcastle.
And Mike Ashley will have screwed things up big time at Newcastle – yet again.