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…
West Ham think there a big club but they’re not haha
— DD (@Daly_777) May 17, 2018
Newcastle by a hundred miles
— John Doyle (@Jdoyle67John) May 17, 2018
David Sullivan is deluded if he thinks Rafa will move to a smaller club.
— Daniel Knight 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@DanielJonKnight) May 16, 2018
— PL (@paulzim) May 17, 2018
— Josh (@joshgoodfelloww) May 16, 2018
I'll understand if Rafa leaves with Ashley as an owner. But if he went to a small London club like West Ham it would be unforgivable. #nufc
— Cass. (@JamesCassidy16) May 17, 2018
Very much doubt Rafa will leave nufc to join West Ham fact is that his family are closer to newcastle than that small club and he has started something that he hasn’t finished yet
— Dazzler (@DazDshore) May 16, 2018
West ham is a small club they just dont realise
— Josh (@ffsNewcastIe) May 16, 2018