Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez takes swipe at Mike Ashley

July 10th, 2019 by

Writing in a blog about his first week working with his new club Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super League, Rafa Benitez has taken a swipe at the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Benitez left Newcastle at the end of his contract on June 30th, saying that the club didn’t have the ambition he had. He then took a big money job in the Chinese Super League a few days later….

Read More

Newcastle Fans Left FUMING as Club are set to lose Rafael Benitez as Manager

June 24th, 2019 by

Over the weekend there were strong rumours that Newcastle United were set to lose manager Rafa Benitez, and it has left the Newcastle fans absolutely fuming on Twitter. Benitez’ contract expires this summer and with the reports of a takeover still up in the air, it looks like the Spaniard is set to walk away from St. James’ Park. The club are rumoured to be making one last attempt to…

Read More

Is the ‘Rafalution’ coming to an abrupt end at Newcastle?

December 10th, 2017 by

Rafa Benitez arrived as something of a favoured figure down at St. James’ Park. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss began the 2017/18 campaign in excellent fashion, yet his once praised Magpies have undoubtedly dropped off since the opening stages of the season.   This has led some fans to question the current situation at their club…   Sam Allardyce 10th Hated & Hounded out Chris Hughton11th belittled &…

Read More

Who will triumph in the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend?

March 19th, 2016 by

Despite admittedly beginning the 2015/16 domestic campaign full of optimism with a sense of renewed hope for the future, both Newcastle United and Sunderland have ultimately proven a great disappointment among the English top-flight this season, with each of their respective Premier League statuses hanging on the line at this particular point in the proceedings.   Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce will nonetheless send both of their determined sides out…

Read More

How will Rafa Benitez fare at St. James’ Park?

March 13th, 2016 by

Rafa Benitez, former Champions League winner and all-round fan favourite within the Anfield faithful, may be in for somewhat of a culture shock when he takes his first match as Newcastle United manager next time out against the formidable Leicester City.   In a mere matter of months, the 55-year-old Spanish tactician has gone from managing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at Real Madrid, to having to…

Read More

Is Rafa Benitez on the verge of making a return to the Premier League?

January 9th, 2016 by

Although a newfound sense of excitement and sensation now suddenly surrounds Zinedine Zidane and his new position as the current head-coach at the Bernabeu, many have nonetheless expressed sympathetic feelings towards Rafa Benitez after he was unceremoniously cast aside amid the Spanish capital.   The managerial merry-go-round will ultimately continue in light all this recent drama however, as although the 55-year-old tactician currently finds himself out of the job at…

Read More