‘It is fantastic for Newcastle’ – Jamie Carragher says club have pulled off major coup in keeping his former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez

26 May

Jamie Carragher says keeping Rafa Benitez is a major coup for Newcastle.


Benitez has agreed to stay on at St James’ Park following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

The Spaniard was managing Real Madrid at the start of the year but will now be lining up against the likes of Burton Albion and Rotherham

Carragher, who won the Champions League under Benitez at Liverpool, told talkSPORT: “It is fantastic for Newcastle.

“It shows the quality of the managers in the Premier League now that someone with Rafa’s expertise and trophies won is having to go to the Championship now to get a job.

“He could have a got a job anywhere I suppose but in terms of England now and the money in the Premier League, what he is thinking is one year in the Championship and hopefully I can build Newcastle up to be a team competing for Champions League places.

“It is fantastic for Newcastle. I think they are all still in shock that Rafa actually took the job on the back of Real Madrid but he is there and I am sure he will got a great job.”

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One Response to “‘It is fantastic for Newcastle’ – Jamie Carragher says club have pulled off major coup in keeping his former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez”

  1. Frederico May 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Jamie Carragher, Alan Shearer, and the rest, great players, but not exactly blessed with brains. Both of them spout the obvious, or a pile of crap. Alan Shearer particularly annoys me, and I’m a Newcastle fan. He was an amazing striker, one of the best English football has ever seen. Yet he always seems to forget that he got Newcastle relegated when they were in a better position than when Rafa took them on. Yes, they had 2 games more with Rafa, but if you look at Rafa’s last 8 games and Shearer’s the truth is out. Shearer, the great, self-professed expert took 5 points from 8 games. Rafa took 14 points.

    Rafa also managed to contain both Liverpool and City to draws, both games NU should have won. NU were also unlucky against both Villa and Norwich, both of whom they bombarded. Shearer was a great player, but he summed it up when he signed in 1996. “I’m just a sheet metal worker’s son”. Petty he’s forgotten it. Keep your mouth shut Alan, no-one of any intelligence is interested in what you say.

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