Luke Edwards was on Talk Sport and had some big revelations to make about just how irresponsible Mike Ashley and the board have been.
Below is a excerpt from his interview:
“They thought he would stay, something dramatic has changed in 24 hours.”
“Rafa refused to meet them twice. Ashley intervened and pulled the plug.”
“Newcastle don’t have a shortlist.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 24, 2019
So it looks like smug Mike Ashley has been left without another option for manager. He thought that he could exploit Rafa’s love of this club and its fans and wait him out.
Apparently the reporting this weekend was accurate that Rafa had enough of Mike Ashley’s condescension and there would be no further negotiations.
As it became clear that Rafa Benitez was not willing to endure another of Mike Ashley’s charades, he pulled the plug and had Newcastle make their terse announcement.
Now the club is in shambles. With no direction and no leadership. It was Rafa Benitez who kept this club afloat while Mike Ashley was his derelict self.
He has flirted with fire and now he may have just gotten burned. And like the great destructor that he is, he will burn everything around him.