Rafa Benitez

(Video) Brutal: Former Red tells transfer story about Rafa Benitez – Football Article

It’s funny… Rafa Benitez has a brilliant relationship with Valencia, Liverpool and Newcastle fans – to the point that he’s hero-worshipped in all three cities – not just for his ability as a manager – but for the person he is, too. To us, he’s a good, kind man – who understands what’s important in life and what part football plays in it. SEE MORE:What Klopp does with Marko Grujic proves he’s a superb man-manager But if you speak to…

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Rafa Benitez confirms 9 Newcastle United players unavailable for Tottenham match – Football Article

Rafa Benitez now has third placed Tottenham in his sights, four days after coming back to beat Manchester City who are currently the closest challengers to Liverpool. Much is made of a Tottenham injury crisis, when in reality it is only because they have two or three high profile names such as Kane and Alli missing. Nobody would claim that Newcastle have any players of that level, however, you can argue that the NUFC first teamers who have been unavailable,…

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Mike Ashley ‘reluctant’ to allow Rafa Benitez to buy any players unless manager signs new contract this month – Telegraph – Football Article

Ahead of the summer 2018 transfer window, it was widely reported that Mike Ashley was refusing to give Rafa Benitez any transfer funds, unless the manager signed a contract extension. How we laughed, never heard such a ridiculous media claim, even Ashley wouldn’t stoop that low. That is, until the laughing stopped just ahead of the Premier League season kicking off. Not only did Mike Ashley refuse to give the manager any of the Premier League funds generated by Rafa…

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West Ham prepare to bring capped England midfielder back to London – Football Article

West Ham United are weighing up a move for Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to the Daily Mail. The 26-year-old starred for the Magpies in the past two seasons but has started just eight Premier League matches this term with boss Rafa Benitez preferring Ki Sung-yueng and Mohamed Diamé in the middle of the park. This has reportedly prompted the Hammers, who released Shelvey aged 12, to take a look at the possibility of brining the Londoner back to the capital.…

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