Benitez is undoubtedly a frustrated man, but positive and reassuring updates on his future have been reported by The Mirror and Chronicle, who claim the Spaniard will NOT walk out on Newcastle and remains 100% committed to the task in hand.
The Mirror state that Benitez has decided to stay put and see how the campaign pans out at St James’s Park, stating the Spaniard ‘feels a debt of loyalty’ to his adoring fans, also knowing that walking out on them could instigate a the clubs collapse. The report suggests his relationship with the powers that be is becoming more and more stretched, but that he is unwilling to see last season’s hard work go to waste.
The Chronicle suggest that talk of Benitez being ‘open to offers’ (such as West Ham) is not true, insisting that he is ‘100% commitment’ to the job in hand.
Ashley’s baffling lack of backing have seen countless reports question Benitez’s future at the club, and whilst links to West Ham and Crystal Palace have continued to emerge, it is pleasing to hear news that he remains committed and has no plans to walk out on the club despite obvious frustrations.
It will be nice to see football back on Sunday, with Swansea not only posing a chance to win 3 points, but an opportunity to put smiles back on the faces of us the fans and perhaps more importantly, Rafa Benitez.