According to various media outlets, Newcastle United are in talks with representatives of Rafael Benitez to replace current manager Steve McClaren.
The former England boss is under immense pressure in the North East, and rumors have been circulating for several weeks now that his days at the club are numbered.
Newcastle are in a relegation dogfight, currently in 19th place, one point behind their local rivals Sunderland who are just above the drop zone.
It’s 50-50 whether anyone can save Newcastle from relegation which makes you wonder why Rafa would be interested in this position? Other than getting him back managing in England what is his upside to taking over a dysfunctional club like Newcastle?
It’s not as if other jobs will not open up in the Premier League over the summer. West Brom and Swansea are two clubs that could be looking for a new manager this summer. Both of them are more stable situations than Newcastle.
Do you think that Rafa will replace the wally with brolly this season?