Mick Quinn talks about Mike Ashley forcing Rafa Benitez out of Newcastle – He’s not impressed
Mick Quinn has never been slow to back Rafa Beniez or have a go at Mike Ashley.
No surprises then as to how the former Newcastle striker has reacted on Monday morning.
Rafa Benitez having released a statement explaining that Mike Ashley’s refusal to back his ‘vision’ on progressing the club had made it impossible for him to continue.
Summing up where the club now finds themselves, Mick Quinn declares: ‘…to not nail down Rafa’s future or give him some of the money he wanted when other clubs are out spending, it’s not right. It’s a mess going into the new season and I don’t know who they’re going to get.’
Pushing Rafa Benitez out of the door is simply the latest in a long line of shocking actions from the NUFC owner, Mick Quinn shaking his head and saying ‘The madness that has happened there…’
Mick Quinn speaking to Talksport:
“How many times can you kick fans in the Niagaras?
“They are a loyal fan base and I think the hierarchy his taken the mick out of them.
“Rafa Benitez was the only comfort blanket for them.
“The madness that has happened there…
“Giving Alan Pardew a nine-year contract, Joe Kinnear taking over, Dennis Wise who signed ‘the Xisco kid’ and never kicked a ball for Newcastle, Kevin Keegan walking out and taken them to court – the footballing decisions have been madness.
“This, to not nail down Rafa’s future or give him some of the money he wanted when other clubs are out spending, it’s not right.
“It’s a mess going into the new season and I don’t know who they’re going to get.
“There has been very little aspiration since Ashley’s been in charge, that’s why Rafa gave the fans so much hope because he wanted to go to that next level.
“But this is the hierarchy that didn’t want to progress in the cups because they just wanted to stay in the Premier League, get the £150m every season, advertise Ashley’s businesses around the ground when they kick off, so on and so on. No ambition whatsoever!
“The Newcastle fans deserve more than that, they deserve to win a cup and deserve to get back into Europe.
“It seems an eternity from when Sir Bobby Robson was in charge, Sir John Hall, they had that ambition.
“They were playing Champions League football and had one of the best strikers in the world in Alan Shearer and it just seems a million miles from what we’re watching now.”
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