According to an exclusive in The Mirror, Newcastle United are now ‘considering’ a move for Brendan Rodgers if Rafa Benitez can not end our winless run in our upcoming games against Brighton, Southampton and Watford.
This is to be taken with a real pinch of salt, however the report states that ‘fears are growing behind the scenes at St James’s Park’ after seeing us pick up just two points from our opening eight fixtures this season.
Personally, I think this seems highly unlikely – especially when Mike Ashley’s latest meeting with Rafa was to try and ‘build bridges’ with the Spaniard after our struggling start.
Nevertheless, here’s a snippet from Adrian Kajumba’s piece for The Mirror:
“Newcastle are considering a move for Brendan Rodgers if Rafa Benitez can’t halt their slide.
“Fears are growing behind the scenes at St James’s Park following Newcastle’s winless start to the season and Celtic boss Rodgers is set to be one name in the frame if Benitez can’t inspire a turnaround.
“And it is their next three games – against Brighton, Southampton and Watford – that are now understood to be pivotal for Benitez and a better indicator of Newcastle’s prospects.
“Any decision to dispose of Benitez prematurely – he is now into the final year of his contract – would be hugely unpopular among supporters.”
After winning back to back trebles with Celtic, Rodger’s third season in Scotland has not gone too well so far, with them sitting behind Hearts and Hibernian in the SPL table.
If (and it’s a big if) Benitez were to be sacked, would you be happy to see Rodgers replace him?
Personally, I think this would be a barmy decision – but this is Mike Ashley we’re dealing with here..