Coach Rafael Benitez openly expressed his desire to lead Newcastle next season, replace for the position of Pochettino, under the reign of wealthy Arab bosses.
The battle for Newcastle’s bench – Pochettino
According to the Telegraph, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is keen to return to Newcastle to sit in the “hot seat” of this team. Ownership of “magpie” of Arab billionaires has been approved by the Premier League Organizing Committee. Now Newcastle captain position is becoming a hot topic than ever.
Previously, on June 24, 2019 coach Rafael Benitez announced that he would leave Newcastle after the contract expires. “It is disappointing to announce that coach Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United after the contract expires on June 30”. “We tried to renew, but it didn’t work. Rafael’s assistants, including Paco de Míguel Moreno, Antonio Gómez Pérez, and Mikel Antia, will also be leaving the club. We want to thank Rafael and the assistants for important efforts and contributions over the past three years. We also want to thank our fans, players, and staff for their patience in the recent turbulence. The manner of appointing a new instruct will begin.”
However, with the current situation, with the goal of “reviving” Newcastle under the new dynasty, the Arab bosses promise to inject a lot of money into the rebuilding of this team. According to the British press, Mauricio Pochettino and Rafa Benitez are the last names competing for the position of Newcastle coach next season.
Benitez’s latest move will really be a challenge for Pochettino although previously, the former Tottenham boss also shared that he wants to take over a team in the Premier League. In terms of reputation, both rulers are admired by Europe. But in terms of achievements, Rafa Benitez with the experience of leading many big teams and especially the divine Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 is a bit better than Pochettino.
Benitez fired the first shot, choosing two goals in advance of returning to Newcastle
Although current manager Steve Bruce is still confident in his ability to continue to stick with “magpie”, Rafa Benitez does not think so. The strategist only left Newcastle last summer to go to China to lead Dalian Yifang, who is desperate to return, to help Newcastle in the “makeover”.
Remarkably, Benitez also blatantly gave out two names that would come into his sights when he took control of Newcastle. They are defender John Stones (Man City) and midfielder Ross Barkley (Chelsea). The duo are currently the top two English stars in the Premier League and if Newcastle wants the services of both, they will have to spend a small transfer. Of course, with their ambition, the team in the Northeast of England understands that they need to be violent in such a big deal.