Dean Saunders predicted a few days ago that a ‘car crash’ was due very soon at St James Park.
The former Newcastle first team coach saying that with Mike Ashley not willing to back him in the transfer market, Rafa Benitez was going to lose any patience he has left.
On Thursday morning Dean Saunders has once again spoken about his former club.
This time he is once again saying that Rafa ‘won’t stand for it’ but also added in that the Newcastle ‘Fans think they should be in the top four or five’.
Newcastle supporters do rightly aspire to be in the top four or five, which every club’s fans should do, BUT we don’t think/expect we should be.
Dean Saunders speaking to Talksport – 10 August 2017:
“Newcastle are a massive club with fifty thousand people there queuing up to get in, another ten thousand outside the ground.
“The fans think they should be in the top four or five.
“That is what the fans want.
“Rafa Benitez looked like the man to take them there…but money talks.
“Unless something happens, he is the type of character that won’t stand for it.
“He has obviously been told ‘get us back up and when we get into the Premier League, we will challenge towards the top’.
“I don’t think he will be prepared to manage a team that is treading water in the Premier League.”
Dean Saunders – 5 August 2017:
“The conversation when they appointed Rafa Benitez would have been:
‘Come and get us back up – we will give you a good contract.
‘When you do get us back up, we will let you spend THIS amount of money.’
“The problem is, that spending isn’t happening at the moment.
“Rafa Benitez, the way he is, he doesn’t mess around.
“There is a car crash coming at Newcastle.”