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Rafa Reportedly Offered Huge Deal By Chinese Cub – Why He Will Likely Turn It Down

The Times have reported today that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been offered a massive financial deal to coach in China.

Rafa has been offered a wage of £12M/year to manage Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super League.

Benítez, 59, seems to be running down his contract at Newcastle and it now has 12 days to go so there’s no reason why he shouldn’t accept this offer and start work on July 1st.

But Rafa has said many times before he wants to manage in England and be close to his family in the Wirral, Cheshire.

Rafa Benitez doing what he loves to do – coaching his players

And with the Bin Zayed Group likely to be acquiring Newcastle soon (we hope), it will be a great opportunity for Rafa to take the club forward.

This time the owner will actually be helping Rafa to do that rather than hindering him.

We also think that Rafa is not swayed by money too much, but rather wants to win trophies.

That’s what he wants to do in his career and he can do that at Newcastle with new owners in place.

And £12M/year is a wage that Rafa could be getting in the future managing a very successful Newcastle  United side.

But the offer shows how well respected our manager is in world football, which is just one reason we should be keeping him on Tyneside.

The sooner this mess is all straightened out at Newcastle the better.

We are hoping at the end of it all, we will have a new ambitious owner and the same manager in place at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Having his Golden Syrup mistaken for slow setting lubricant is too good for Ashley!!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ll spare the repost

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    I think you’re most definitely right there mind.

  • Swlabr

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Another one…John Karelse the worst goalkeeper to ever, well…anything!

  • Darnik

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #5

    One player I hated was Boumsong, my god he was hopeless

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    John Bercow with the hair of Gerry Francis:


  • Sheik-en but not stirred

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Stephane guivarc’h….. Used to score goals for fun in France and won a world cup medal but couldn’t hit the side of a barn for us!!!!

    Looking back there are soooooooo many hahaha

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #8

    On the subject of awful players

    Stephane Guiv’arch!

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Sheikh en

    Great minds and all that.

    He was so bad he made Joselu look good.

  • Sheik-en but not stirred

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Droopy not many make the Spanish donkey look like Messi but guivarc’h is definitely one!!!

    He had the first touch of a trampoline and used to terrify the people sitting in row Z

  • Sheik-en but not stirred

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Oops… Droppy!! Stupid autocorrect on phone

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Ron knee

    The Chelsea ladies manager has more than a passing resemblance to Gerry Francis too

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 18, 2019 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #13


    Am in my 40s so autocorrect is probably not far wrong lol

  • IrishRob

    Jun 18, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #14

    Jail… what’s a slow setting lubricant, that doesn’t even make sense. Surely if it sets then it fails to be a lubricant anymore.


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