Rafa Benitez’s status as the new messiah on Tyneside may come to an unceremonious end in the summer.
The Newcastle United manager is considering his future overseeing the fallen giant after seeing his control over player recruitment dwindle, The Independent’s Martin Hardy reports. The January transfer window’s only significant business saw former first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul move on loan to AZ Alkmaar, when Benitez was of the understanding that he’d have more funds to boost the Magpies’ Premier League push.
The ex-Liverpool, Chelsea, and Real Madrid handler took over Newcastle in March 2016, but was unable to prevent its descent into the Championship. He was encouraged to stay with the club by owner Mike Ashley, however, with Benitez penning a three-year contract with the promise of £30 million in spending money and complete control over footballing matters.
The Spaniard splashed the cash, with Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle highlighting the arrivals, but money recouped in sales – including the exits of Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Andros Townsend – amounted to a £30-million profit.
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