Matt Le Tissier has been speaking about the ‘talks’ that Rafa Bentez’ representatives have had with Mike Ashley’s people.
A month after Newcastle reached the point where they knew they’d be staying up, Rafa has said that the talks haven’t really progressed yet.
The Newcastle Manager repeatedly saying that the club need to show they match his and the fans’ ambitions.
After being messed around by Mike Ashley in each of the last three transfer windows, the Spaniard clearly sounds like he has had enough.
Rather than it being ‘talks’, Matt Le Tissier thinks that it is simply a case of Mike Ashley asking Rafa Benitez one of two questions, or indeed both of them.
Those questions being ‘What do you want?’ and/or ‘What can we do for you, to keep you as our manager?’
It is really bizarre and good to hear neutrals/pundits agreeing with Newcastle fans, that it surely has to be a no-brainer for Mike Ashley to finally treat and back Rafa properly.
As Le Tissier points out, is Rafa does feel he can’t/won’t put up with Ashley any more: ‘There would be a queue a mile long to take his services.’
It is amazing, or should that be scandalous, that with only a few days of the season left to go, Ashley still hasn’t got this sorted.
Matt Le Tissier asked on Sky Sports about Rafa Benitez’ talks with Newcastle United:
“The only discussions there can be, can be the club [Newcastle United] trying to persuade Rafa Benitez to stay…
“Because the job he has done there in the circumstances has been quite incredible.
“Really, Newcastle should be just be saying to him: ‘What do you want?’
“Or ‘What can we do for you to keep you as our manager?’
“Because there is no question about it, if Rafa Benitez decided to leave Newcastle, there would be a queue a mile long to take his services.
“Newcastle should be pushing the boat out to keep him.”