Some worrying breaking news has arrived from Sky Sports, who state that West Ham are planning a move to take Rafa Benitez from Newcastle United – also claiming that co-owner David Sullivan remains on ‘good terms’ with the 58-year-old.
As Sky remind us in their latest piece, the Spaniard came very close to joining the Hammers in 2015, only for Real Madrid to prize him away at the last minute.
They also understand that West Ham’s co-owner David Sullivan remains on ‘good terms’ with Rafa, suggesting they could be ready to meet his £6m release clause.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 16, 2018
To add fuel to the fire, @ExWHUemployee (who doesn’t get a lot wrong when it comes to West Ham) has also claimed that Rafa is their ‘number one’ choice to replace David Moyes, stating he is ‘not happy’ at Newcastle and will have his agents talk to the Hammers.
On a more positive note, I’m not convinced at all that Benitez would take the West Ham job – and neither are several in the media by the looks of things:
I’ve been asked and even if I hadn’t been, I’d say the same thing. Rafa Benitez is not the man or the manager I thought he was if he decides to take the West Ham job. Like swapping a faulty toaster for a fire which is about to have petrol poured on it
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) May 16, 2018
Rafa Benitez would have to be absolutely insane to go to West Ham – in fact anyone would with the current ownership.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) May 16, 2018
That won’t stop me worrying though. I don’t see him ending up at West Ham, but the more we fail to meet his demands and mess him about, the more he’ll be linked with a move away – and there’ll be plenty of interest.
Sort it out Ashley our watch our club (and your multi-million pound asset) crash and burn. There’d be one hell of a backlash if Benitez went to West Ham.