Newcastle fans are not happy with the latest transfer rumour, as the Mirror claims Rafael Benitez is a target for Real Sociedad.
You’d be hard pushed to find a happier set of football fans anywhere in the country this past week, as Newcastle fans have seen their side pretty much secure Premier league survival while Alan Pardew has been sacked by West Brom.
Fans are delighted with the form of the likes of Kenedy, Jonjo Shelvey and Martin Dubravka, but most of all they can’t quite believe how lucky they are that Rafa Benitez is their manager.
Tuesday’s rumour mill will certainly be worrying to some though, as the Mirror has added to last week’s reports from Spain that Real Sociedad want Benitez in the summer.
Sociedad are currently 15th in La Liga, and are desperate for a manager capable of challenging for Europe with the resources at the club.
Newcastle fans have been reacting to the news this morning, and while some are sweeping it under the rug, others are getting a little worried.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
— JaackRT (@JaackRT) April 3, 2018
He’ll wait until the summer and see if we get taking over or not.
— John Rogers (@JohnRog11380148) April 4, 2018
If we're sold it's a non story.. if we're not.. then i thank him, wish him well and hope his next owner treats him better…
— Gary Hardy (@hardy1473) April 4, 2018
Good news if it’s true it may just push the powers that be to invest in Rafa or sell to someone that can!!! Rafa plays politics and normally wins!!
— Kevin Hunter (@KevinHunter2408) April 4, 2018
If this happens, would just feel like NUFC have wasted his ability by not opening the chequebook. You don’t hire a Manager like this to then treat him like a night watchman, you want him long term to drive you up the table. Let’s hope he stays.
— Ice Cold in Alex (@IceColdAl2) April 4, 2018
— Paul Wilson (@senior2831) April 4, 2018
— Jordan Jones (@jordyjones1995) April 3, 2018