We would have expected some stories about clubs being after Rafa Benitez becasue it’s a Sunday.
And it’s also true that Rafa is becoming frustrated there has not been much progress at all made on his contract.
On the broadcast over here on NBC Sports yesterday the commentators said Rafa wants to stay at Newcastle, the fans want him to stay, and the City (council) want him to say; so that doesn’t reflect well on Mike Ashley.
French clubs PSG and Marseilles are the latest clubs said to be interested in signing the 59-year-old Spaniard – and he wouldn’t be too far from home in Paris for example.
So what is Mike Ashley doing about this?
Not much and he’s certainly not saying anything as confusion and anxiety mount with the Newcastle fans that Rafa could walk away.
Mike Ashley – standing in front of St. James’ Park
Here’s some sampling of tweets today as the fans implore Mike Ashley to get the job done and sign Rafa Benitez.
God help the future of Newcastle United FC if Rafa Benitez leaves and who ever replaces him as manager just wish Mike Ashley would show ambition #NUFC
— Mickey ????NUFC???? Marr (@mickey_marr) April 28, 2019
I’m already resigned to seeing Rafa go this summer. Sometimes you simply can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Ashley won’t jeopardise his position on transfer expenditures to keep Rafa on. It’s making for a grim future. #nufc
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) April 28, 2019
Clubs don’t realise what they have lost until it’s gone. Wenger, Ferguson and Mourinho for example. Soon to be Rafa I reckon too #NUFC
— David Gill (@davidgill1985) April 28, 2019
— Jack Drumm (@JackDrumm6) April 28, 2019
Essentially Rafa is asking for #NUFC to be run like a proper football club. I don’t believe for one minute that this is what Ashley wants.
— Howard Walker (@1HowardWalker) April 28, 2019
Not mentally prepared to be 35,000 feet in the air broken-hearted when Rafa’s contract runs out ? please stay forever #nufc
— Liam (@liam16kelly) April 28, 2019
If Ashley had #nufc best interests then Rafa would be signed up by now. He hasn’t so I fully expect Rafa to leave and then the club implodes and relegated in 12 months time. Hope I’m wrong
— Mannion #GTTO (@mannion99) April 28, 2019
Ashley is just toying with us all, he’s waiting for Rafa’s contract to expire, then when he leaves, they’ll spew out some bollocks about him not accepting the amount they’ve offered for transfers, couldn’t reach an agreement. #NUFC
— Glen_D (@Geordie_D) April 28, 2019
If #nufc had any sense they would sort Rafa’s contract before next weekend , imagine the atmosphere against Liverpool if it was ?
— shaun johnston (@shauni46) April 28, 2019
Don’t know why and call me crazy but I think Rafa will stay on next season and get the majority of his demands.
— Geordie_Down_Under85 (@GUnder85) April 28, 2019