Sky Sports has shown the following footage of Rafa Benitez returning to the Benton Training Ground, which was provided on Twitter by NUFC fan Robin Verhagen:
— Robin Verhagen ?? (@robinnufc) June 10, 2019
This is the first time the manager has been seen at Newcastle since his final press conference after the season’s final game at Fulham.
With less than three weeks remaining on his current contract, the speculation is vast as to why Rafa has returned.
Could there be significant progress on his contract talks? Is he there to do photographs with a new transfer?
Or maybe he there on routine business.
Let’s just hope we don’t get follow up footage of Benitez carrying a box of family photos and “How to Defend Corners” props back to the car.
Then there will be a Chernobyl level meltdown in Newcastle.
With the current level of communication from the club being sub-zero, all we can do is speculate.
It is really sad that the simple act of the manager returning to his club has resulted in mass confusion on Tyneside.
Keith Downie has sent out the following tweet on the return of Rafa:
Lots asking: Our pictures show Rafa Benitez back at NUFC training ground today. There is, however, no developments positive or negative on his future. There’s nothing significant about him being there today #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) June 10, 2019
Maybe it is just nothing. But how are we to know at this point.