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Rafa - the big opportunity
« on: May 15, 2016, 11:45:14 am »
There is no doubt the relegation battle has been far more beneficial to Rafa Benitez than it has been to Newcastle.

We have provided the vehicle for him to prove what he can do as a manager as he transformed our bunch of no hopers into something resembling a serious football team. He successfully got no hope or long gone players like Darlow, Lascelles, Dummett, Anita, Tiote  performing like Champions League contenders.

Meanwhile he has also successfully exposed the Newcastle club management as the bunch of incompetents we fans have known for a long time. We are the only team so far in the history of the Premier League to spend £80 million on players and still get relegated.

We have said for many years on here that Mike Ashley over complicates managing a football club. It's really simple, invest in a top quality manager and let him get on with running the football side of things.

What Newcastle and Aston Villa have clearly demonstrated this season is that focusing on a transfer policy of bringing in a bunch of young foreign players in the hope their value will increase results in one very swift end result. You get RELEGATED.

The timing is perfect now and actually this time relegation could well be the turning point when we hand over control to a good manager in Rafa Benitez. He certainly has the ability, status and credibility following his short time in the job.

If Rafa turns down the job now rumour is we are going for Steve Bruce as he is a Geordie and understands how to get out of the Championship.

This clearly demonstrates as you'd expect, our stupid club management are unable to learn any lessons, it's short term thinking once again.

Let's just hope Rafa does all us fans a huge favour and negotiates control of the football side of the club and stays as manager.

It's a great opportunity, I hope he does and I personally think he wants to, so lets all get behind him at the Tottenham match and persuade him to stay.             

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Re: Rafa - the big opportunity
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 12:34:02 pm »
These quotes in the Sunday Telegraph this morning show exactly the perfect timing of this opportuity.

Benitez at this stage in his career wants to be near his family and enjoy his job but the club must be set up to win. Newcastle provides him with a great opportunity for him to do all of that.

He gets on well with Lee Charnley and so far has got everything he has asked for.

Benitez is a good, decent man and a high quality manager, lets just hope he stays and we'll have some glory times ahead.



Rafa Benitez reveals there's 'good chance' he will stay at Newcastle
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Benitez has formed a strong bond with Newcastle fans CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES
 
14 MAY 2016 • 3:16PM
Rafael Benitez has given Newcastle United a fortnight to prove he will be given everything he needs to get out of the Championship at the first attempt, but has dropped the heaviest hint yet that he wants to remain as manager.

Benitez is sensibly keeping his options open and will not commit to the Magpies at this stage, but said there is a “good chance” he will stay.

Neither Benitez or his advisors have had contact with any other clubs in England, including Everton, and the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager is confident he will get what he asks for if he remains at Newcastle.

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Benitez looks increasingly likely to stay at Newcastle CREDIT: AFP
The Spaniard was initially reluctant to consider managing in the Championship, but he has forged a strong bond with Newcastle supporters and remains excited about the club’s potential, despite the huge blow of relegation.

Crucially, he also has an excellent relationship with managing director Lee Charnley, who has given Benitez everything that he has asked for since he replaced Steve McClaren back in March.

Benitez has already held one “positive” meeting with Charnley and is due to speak to owner Mike Ashley in the coming days, although nothing is likely to be resolved until the start of June.

“I want the same things as the fans,” Benitez said. “A strong team capable to promote quickly [sic] and to compete at the maximum level.

“If I’m here and discussing it, it’s because there is a chance [I will stay), a good chance. We have to keep talking. I’m happy with everything here, I’m near my family, which is important and I still think this is a huge club with massive potential.

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Benitez is due to speak to Mike Ashley in the coming days CREDIT: REUTERS
“We need a structure to allow the club to compete. I am happy to discuss all of these things. I am pleased with the first conversation. I'm really flattered by the fans, because it has been amazing and I know it can be even more positive in the future.

“I think that they know. I will not lie, I am considering. I am quite happy with everything here. Can we improve things? Can we change some things? Then it will be easier for me to make a decision. Obviously these conversations [ with Charnley] are with this idea”

Benitez admits he has much to consider. He started this season as challenging for the La Liga title and the Champions League with Real Madrid and he could be preparing for the next one to face teams like Burton Albion and Rotherham United.

But crucially, he has made it clear he is willing to take on that challenge, pointing out that he has managed in the second tier in Spain before and that, at this stage of his career, “happiness” is the most important thing.

However, he knows he risks his reputation if he stays on at Newcastle and they do not make an instant return to the top flight.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/05/14/rafa-benitez-reveals-theres-good-chance-he-will-stay-at-newcastl/
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