Loads of Newcastle fans have been heaping praise on Rafael Benitez, after the Magpies’ boss was one of a select group to attend the annual UEFA Elite Coaches Forum.
There is a massive divide right now between the ambitions of pretty much everyone involved with Newcastle United and the ambitions of owner Mike Ashley.
Perhaps the one show of ambition the Magpies’ infamous owner has made in the last few years is bringing in Benitez, and the Spaniard was once again selected to attend UEFA’s Elite Coaches Forum this week.
Every year the top bosses from around Europe meet up to discuss the challenges facing European football, and Benitez’s presence shows once again how foolish Ashley has been not to match his ambitions.
The Magpies have a world class manager at the helm, respected by his peers and the rest of the footballing world, and fans are now crucifying Ashley and the constant stream of pundits who speak out against “Rafa”.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
And yet look how this Club treat him.
If it wasn't for the fans he'd have walked after getting us promoted.#NUFC
— Burnsie 🏴NUFC🏳️ (@BenArfaChance) September 4, 2018
@rafabenitezweb #inrafawetrust we as a fan base trust your judgement . Keep doing what your doing and we back you to the hilt . Hope you stay here for years to come make your your self a hero . We will move forward one day with out ashley
— toon travel 2 (@RuzMark) September 4, 2018
Should be in the 20 elite magicians too🎩
— Billy Mills (@Billymills113) September 4, 2018
— Mick Jackson (@mickrj1976) September 4, 2018
Where is Carver, don’t forget he said he Was the best manager in the EPL.
— Paul Palpatine (@Magman55) September 5, 2018
Show that photo to Ashley , Wise , keys & Gray 😉😉😉⚽⚽⚽ Rafa The Gaffa 👏👏👏
— Paul o Connell (@Poctoon) September 4, 2018
We’re truly blessed to have such a highly esteemed manager, whilst also being amongst fans who know more than him.
— Chutney (@andy_emmers) September 4, 2018
Where is Pardew?
— Faisal (@nufcQA) September 4, 2018