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I cant enjoy this to much since I am realistic and I "know" that he will leave when we go down after the season sadly.

 

That's what is killing the furtive hope.

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Will always be found of this man no matter what happens.

He took on the job and tried, You can see the difference the man has made in such a short time.

Most decent managers would not touched us after the mess over the last few years..

 

Hope we can stay up but think it may be just too little too late..  sad to say..

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Will always be found of this man no matter what happens.

He took on the job and gave it a go, You can see the difference the man has made in such a short time.

Most decent managers would not touched us after the mess over the last few years..

 

Hope we can stay up but think it may be just too little too late..  sad to say..

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I cant enjoy this to much since I am realistic and I "know" that he will leave when we go down after the season sadly.

 

That's what is killing the furtive hope.

 

Defference between hope and dreams :D

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He is doing everything that he can to keep us up, I have no doubt of that.

 

He is walking the team through every game, exerting so much energy on the touchline, tinkering with the players at his disposal, trying new things, trying to create a team from a bunch of misfits and all with only four games and a mountain to climb.

 

I respect the man a hell of a lot more for taking on the challenge, and if he fails it is simply because he was brought in too late.

 

If he'd came in earlier, we'd be safe by now IMO.

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He is doing everything that he can to keep us up, I have no doubt of that.

 

He is walking the team through every game, exerting so much energy on the touchline, tinkering with the players at his disposal, trying new things, trying to create a team from a bunch of misfits and all with only four games and a mountain to climb.

 

I respect the man a hell of a lot more for taking on the challenge, and if he fails it is simply because he was brought in too late.

 

If he'd came in earlier, we'd be safe by now IMO.

 

Without an doubt.

 

Will be so crushed when / if he leaves.

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He is doing everything that he can to keep us up, I have no doubt of that.

 

He is walking the team through every game, exerting so much energy on the touchline, tinkering with the players at his disposal, trying new things, trying to create a team from a bunch of misfits and all with only four games and a mountain to climb.

 

I respect the man a hell of a lot more for taking on the challenge, and if he fails it is simply because he was brought in too late.

 

If he'd came in earlier, we'd be safe by now IMO.

 

Without an doubt.

 

Will be so crushed when / if he leaves.

 

Right now is the highpoint of the past 7 years for me. I will not be this happy again for another 7 when he goes.

 

Even though this is a relegation fight, make the most of having a very competent manager running the club as a Manager imo.

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He was confident enough to take the job on in the first place as he saw the potential and he wants to work in England. Would he really view 1 year in the Championship (I'm assuming he'd be confident of getting us promotion at the first time of asking) as a deal breaker? He views us as a project over several years. Hopefully if we do get relegated he doesn't abandon that idea.

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No, but it seems by far and away the most likely outcome.

 

I've done some complicated sums and worked out the chances of each option.

 

1. Relegated, he walks (90%)

2. Relegated, he wants to stay, Ashley gets rid (5%)

3. We stop up, Ashley pisses him off by listening to the footballing acumen of messrs Charnley & Moncur, he walks (4%)

4. We stop up, he stays, everyone is happy and we climb the league (1%)

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Benitez has said he'll leave Newcastle if they go down, but he'd be well-placed to bring them back.

 

What, when?

Yeah, I noticed that. He hasn't said anything of the sort IIRC, at least not publicly.

 

He pointedly won't discuss it as he doesn't want to be seen even considering relegation. Confidence is everything.

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Pretty sure I'm being overly optimistic but I've chosen to believe that his break clause was only publicised as an added incentive for the players to stay up. i.e. Stay up this year and you get to work with a world class manager next year. Go down and it's back to working for has-beens and charlatans.

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Newcastle United will beg Rafa Benitez to stay - even if they are relegated to the Championship

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/04/20/newcastle-united-will-beg-rafa-benitez-to-stay---even-if-they-ar/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Newcastle United will plead with Rafa Benitez to remain as manager, even if they are relegated to the Championship, and hope the emotional bond he has built with supporters will persuade him to stay on Tyneside.

 

Newcastle ambassador and board member Bob Moncur has already asked Benitez to give an assurance he will stay after relegation, but Benitez is not willing to promise anything at this stage and will only discuss the matter at the end of the season.

 

Benitez has a clause in his contract that allows him to quit if he fails to save Newcastle from relegation and he is extremely reluctant to manage in the Championship. As things stand, he intends to leave if they go down.

 

However, Benitez is also aware of how much support he has among the club’s fans, who sang his name throughout Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City and he remains excited by the club’s untapped potential.

 

The Spaniard only took the Newcastle job because he believes it can eventually challenge for a Champions League place, in the same way Tottenham Hotspur have achieved with similar resources and fan base.

 

However, he also knows the size of the task will be huge if they go down and there is no guarantee they will make an immediate return to the Premier League.

 

For a manager who was in charge of Spanish giants Real Madrid at the start of the year, the thought of trips to Rotherham and Preston holds little appeal.

 

Benitez has carefully avoided answering questions about his future if Newcastle go down, merely saying he wants the club to remain in the top flight.

 

Newcastle, though, are determined to keep him, even if he fails in his short term aim, and are willing to make a series of promises to the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Real boss in a desperate effort to stop him quitting.

 

Benitez will be given full control over recruitment, which will almost certainly lead to the departure of chief scout Graham Carr, and will also be allowed to retain the players he wants to keep from the current squad.

 

Several of the club’s best players will want to leave if they are relegated, but Benitez will not be ordered to part with anyone who is willing to take on the challenge of returning the club to the Premier League.

 

If he is going to change his mind about managing in the Championship, Benitez will want assurances he will have the funds needed to rebuild the squad, despite the financial catastrophe of relegation.

 

That could force owner Mike Ashley to put his own money into the club, something he has previously insisted he is unwilling to do.

 

That could be achieved  if the owner is willing to start paying for the free advertising he receives at St James’ Park and at the club’s Benton training ground.

 

The stadium is covered in branding for his sports shop, which are also prominent on the electronic billboards around the pitch.

 

Telegraph Sport understands the possibility of Ashley paying for this perk of ownership has been discussed and the billionaire has not ruled it out, particularly as it would help Newcastle comply with the Football League’s Financial Fair play regulations.

 

Newcastle players are also desperate for Benitez to stay, impressing them with his leadership skills and coaching since replacing Steve McClaren last month.

 

The bit in bold is interesting.

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