Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a promising update on Rafael Benitez’s future.
Newcastle fans went into meltdown mode on Twitter on Thursday after L’Equipe (via GFFN) claimed Benitez has employed a Lyon-based football agency to explore job opportunities in Ligue 1.
While some fans were distraught at the news others just dismissed it completely, and now Luke Edwards from The Telegraph has given the update that everyone wanted to hear.
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“I’m told the claim Benitez has signed up with an employment agency to look for jobs in France are not true and his priority is to continue working in England,” Edwards tweeted.
I’m told the claim Benitez has signed up with an employment agency to look for jobs in France are not true and his priority is to continue working in England #nufc
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) April 4, 2019
The gaffer himself has since been asked about his future as well, and has effectively placed the ball in Mike Ashley’s court, per Damian Spellman.
Of course, losing Benitez would be a total catastrophe, as there are very few managers in world football, and probably none that are available, who could produce his results with such an underwhelming squad.
Fans are unsurprisingly going wild over the update from Edwards, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Always loved you Luke.
— Lee (@BykerWall) April 4, 2019
As if Rafa signs up to an agency ??? aye right ????still laughing ??? I can’t stop laughing ?????pack the jokes in Luke ????????
— Gord69H (@Gordsa69Nufc) April 4, 2019
I wouldn’t have thought a bloke with a trophy haul like this would require the services of a recruitment agency. pic.twitter.com/JZfX1dcYPZ
— Jimmy (@Jimmyk1978) April 4, 2019
— mikeashley is a TWAT (@Barneystrouble) April 5, 2019
Hahaha the suggestion really is laughable. Imagine a giant of the game like Rafa needing an agency to get work. Pretty sure his accolades and achievements make for a canny CV. “Who is this Rafa you speak of?”.
— Steven Halford (@StevenHalford1) April 5, 2019
Is this a joke?
— Carl Watson (@Carlsson7) April 4, 2019
L’equipe lying again
— Ben? (@AyozeCF) April 4, 2019