Rafa Benitez is in Spain at the moment awaiting the Champions League final on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid – Rafa’s home town.
Atletico Madrid have played at the stadium since 2017.
The Newcastle manager has been giving interviews on the final which includes – for the second year running – a club he won the Champions League with back in 2005 – Liverpool FC.
That was Rafa’s first season at Liverpool, and he stayed for six years and has his family home in the Wirral just outside of Liverpool.
Tottenham will play Liverpool in the final on Saturday.
However, there was a little drama reported by journalist Paul Gilmour during an interview with Sky Sports.
Rafa was asked about his situation at Newcastle at the moment with his contract running out in a month, and reports that the Bin Zayed Group is trying to acquire the club.
Rafa did not want to talk about it.
We’ll be hearing from Rafa Benitez on @SkySportsNews soon. Some good tales about Istanbul, good tactical insight into #lfc v #thfc & thoughts on Sarri winning Europa with Chelsea. We did push on #nufc contract situation & takeover but he didn’t want to answer #UCLFinal2019 pic.twitter.com/ZM9FVfuTKB
— Paul Gilmour (@skysportspaulg) May 30, 2019
That’s an expected response from Rafa – what did they expect him to say – that he didn’t have a clue what was going on?
That may even be true, but Rafa is far too professional and experienced to talk about things that could be unfolding very quickly.