Rafa Benitez has again said he will not be working as a pundit over the summer months and one reason is that he doesn’t want to criticize his fellow managers.
When you are a pundit on TV you are “good” if you criticize people – it seems like the more, the better.
And of course, if you are in a high position like managers of some top clubs, you will get a lot more criticism.
Rafa Benitez in training
Rafa has been interviewed in the Shields Gazette today and was asked if he would do TV work this summer:
“I don’t like too much to go to the TV, because I was there, and I have done it as a pundit, and you have to analyze things in a professional way.”
“And with respect for the other managers, the other people.”
“I don’t think that’s interesting for anyone! They want you to say something more.”
It may be that after the season finishes a week on Sunday Rafa will have to continue to discuss his contract with the Newcastle hierarchy – and maybe for some weeks.
His contract runs out on June 30th.
It’s just a little ridiculous the Rafa still hasn’t signed for us yet.