Newcastle fans bash West Ham’s Benitez pursuit

West Ham fans are convinced they’ve got a shot at landing Rafael Benitez, but Newcastle fans are having absolutely none of it.

If there’s one thing all football fans love and hate at the same time, it’s the “my club is bigger than your club” argument.

That argument is exactly what’s ensuing between Newcastle and West Ham fans this week, as reports suggest Rafael Benitez is a target for the Hammers.

David Moyes officially left his post as Hammers’ manager earlier this week, and Benitez is thought to be one of the favourites for the job along with Paulo Fonseca and Manuel Pellegrini.

Newcastle fans are of course desperate to keep the classy Spaniard, who has done a phenomenal job with limited resources on Tyneside.

Benitez is currently locking horns with Magpies owner Mike Ashley over summer investment, but the Toon Army still don’t think they’ll lose him to the Hammers, as they insist they’re the bigger club.

It feels like a make-or-break summer for both clubs, but Newcastle fans are bashing West Ham for thinking they can take their talisman.

Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…