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All Kinds Of Work Piling Up For Rafa – Once He Signs New Contract

Rafa Benitez is not daunted by hard work, and one reason the Spanish manager has been successful in football management is that he loves to work and really is a workaholic.

His days at the Benton Training grounds often go from 8:00 until 8:00 pm – and he seems to love it.

What we have come to really like about Rafa is he’s such a good man and obviously has shown loyalty to Newcastle – and we will never forget that.

There is news today that there has been progress made on the contract talks and lawyers are not vetting Rafa’s contract.

That’s what happened when Rafa first arrived in March 2016 and then again a few months later when he surprisingly stayed on to manage Newcastle in the Championship.

Rafa Benitez – work piling up for the manager

We are trying to be positive and hope the negotiations can be completed by the middle of next week.

And it does seem that Rafa really does want to stay at Newcastle.

There’s lots of work to do in signing players, and Rafa wants the new players in early and hopefully before preseason starts on Thursday, July 4th.

And we are competing in the Premier League Asia Trophy tournament in China in July

The manager will also have a massive clearout of players who no longer have a role to play at Newcastle.

And players are waiting to talk to Rafa about their futures such as Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, and Dwight Gayle, and if Rafa decides to sell those three, he could get almost £60M for them.

Players like Sean Longstaff and others are due to get new, improved contracts becasue of their excellent performances last season.

And we are hoping to see the likes of Lee Charnley move at much greater speed and urgency to sign new players.

That’s one area Rafa wants significant improvements in – it takes Newcastle far too long to do anything.

Including getting Rafa to sign along the dotted line.

But on the positive side of things, if Rafa does sign this coming week, there will be dancing in the streets n Newcastle.

And hopefully, a new era can start for the club – an age led by Mr. Benitez, and we can start winning trophies again.

It’s been a long time.

And we can all enjoy a summer transfer window when the club will sign some outstanding players.


Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome,

7 comments so far

  • Diddly

    May 26, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Announce rafa tommorow. Then whatever happens down in league one today, it will take all the press and tv time up at SJP

  • Ron Knee

    May 26, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Lee Ryder@lee_ryder
    40m40 minutes ago

    Newcastle United put £61million transfer pot on the table for Rafa Benitez with Lee Charnley eager to resolve contract wrangle

  • DubaiMicky

    May 26, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost @Binney (previous)

    Villa, Forest and Leeds all want to be back in the Premiership, so how would that work for a feeder club? A Premiership club where the other owner is happy to be mid-table with no chance of getting into Europe (as Qatar can’t have 2 teams in the same competition). Oh, hang on….

  • Binney

    May 26, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Hmm.. To be honest I’ve never really liked the idea of feeder clubs to begin with. Kind of undermines a club. Vitesse in the Dutch league and Chelsea are a big example.

    Do you think there could be any interest in Newcastle United for the Qatari’s? How is there relationship with the UAE? I vaguely remeber it being Arab tradition to to step on each others toes so to speak.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 26, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers for the heads up yesterday on that podcast, saved me reading that waffle that was printed on the previous thread.

  • martoon

    May 26, 2019 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Surely that Lee Ryder post is rehashed old news – Chsrnley said there was £50m + £11m left over for transfers?

    Also loved this from an obviously p1ssed up Toon22
    ‘We arnt that thick’ :mrgreen:

  • Big Archie

    May 26, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #7

    “All Kinds Of Work Piling Up For Rafa – Once He Signs New Contract”

    Rafa is still our manager and will continue to be until at least 30th June.

    As such he will continue to work as normal.

    We’re hardly first out the gates when it comes to transfers anyway so I doubt anything is piling up in that respect and it’s probably vacation time for Rafa anyway.
    He will already have identified his targets and it’s now all up to Charnley to prevent us from getting anyone through the door.

    Considering he’s got Charnley on one side and lawyers and agents on the other, I’d imagine Rafa’s at home in the Wirral, feet up , knocking back some Scouse Beaujolais Nouveaux.


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