It seems like Rafa Benitez is still waiting for a reply from the club (Mike Ashley) on the conditions he was asked to give Newcastle to stay onboard.
That was sometime before the game at Arsenal on April 1st.
Rafa met with Lee Charnley last week on how to handle the media about the negotiations, and we notice that Rafa never mentioned he’s still waiting for an answer from Ashley.
It doesn’t put the club in a good light so it seems Charnley obviously wanted Rafa to stop saying that in his meetings with the press.
Even though it still seems true.
But it really is worrying that Newcastle are leaving this thing so late in the season.
Rafa Benitez – I’m not relaxed – but it’s not depending on me
It seems clear Mike Ashley does not want to give Rafa the control he needs – that’s the cause of the delay and not particularly gid news.
This is what Rafa said yesterday about his current contract situation:
“I will let you know when we have news”
“There is no timescale really, but every day counts.”
“You want to do everything possible to start working on things for next season.”
“What do we want to do in the future? That is the key.”
“If we have different visions, we would have to find a point in between if we are happy with that.”
“We have to talk and try and move forward as quickly as possible.”
“I’m not relaxed (about the current situation).” “It is not depending on me.”
Maybe the club can get this thing sorted out before the home game against Liverpool next Saturday night.
And then a win against the Reds would be perfect and just what the doctor ordered.
Howay The Lads!!