Newcastle fans can wipe the sweat off their brows, Rafa Benitez has decided to stay at Newcastle United.
That is according to an exclusive on Thursday morning.
It appears to be a classic example of the usual rubbish we expect these days from most of the media.
It is The Sun who claim that Rafa Benitez has ‘rejected an approach from Everton this week’ after the scousers (allegedly) offered him the chance to replace the under pressure Ronald Koeman.
The amusing/annoying thing is that this latest Sun exclusive follows on from their last Newcastle one four days ago, when it was THEM who claimed Everton were making a move for Rafa Benitez.
The whole thing is ridiculous, making up an exclusive and then later carrying an exclusive claiming that what you made up in the first place isn’t going to happen.
Even without the hope of Mike Ashley at last leaving the building, Everton is one club that you 100% know Rafa Benitez would never consider joining.
Many of their fans wouldn’t want/accept him and Rafa has such a close relationship/history with Liverpool supporters, he wouldn’t consider it for a second.
Plus of course he has put in all this initial work at Newcastle, so why, with all respect, would he want to walk away to join a club like Everton?
‘NO THANKS Rafa Benitez rejects Everton offer to replace Ronald Koeman as Toon boss sticks with Newcastle
RAFA BENITEZ has rejected an approach from Everton this week to take over at Goodison Park.
SunSport exclusively revealed on Sunday that Everton want the Newcastle boss to replace under-fire Ronald Koeman.
The struggling Dutchman, 54, is out of favour with Everton chief Farhad Moshiri, who has targeted the Spaniard as the man to revive the Toffees’ fortunes this season.
Benitez, 57, still has a family home on the Wirral and famously guided Merseyside rivals Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005.
Everton, who face Lyon at home on Thursday in the Europa League, are a lowly 16th in the Premier League. And Koeman appears to be on his way out unless results improve dramatically.
Benitez has spoken repeatedly in recent months of his frustration at missing out on several summer transfer targets at Newcastle.
But, with Toon owner Mike Ashley having officially put the Toon up for sale, Everton were left disappointed by Benitez’s rejection of their offer.’