Benitez & Ashley’s camps contact Sky to give their side of the story – I know who I believe..

According to Pete Graves, both Mike Ashley and Rafa Benitez‘s camps are telling Sky Sports a different version of events after a statement confirmed yesterday that the 59-year-old is leaving Newcastle United.

As revealed below, the club have told Sky that they wanted to meet Rafa for last ditch talks, but claim it was Rafa’s camp that ‘refused’ to participate.

On the flip side, Graves says that Rafa’s camp have insisted that he WAS ‘open for talks’ – and instead heard nothing prior to the club’s official statement yesterday:

I wonder who’s telling fibs here?

Mike Ashley – the man who has been proven in court to be a liar and built a reputation of failing to communicate and offering false promises over the past 12 years.

Or Rafa Benitez – an honourable man who, despite his stubbornness, has admitted on several occasions hat he was keen to stay, despite the fact he’s been lied to by Ashley on more than one occasion over the past three years.

You can’t help but feel that Newcastle and Mike Ashley were just never that keen to keep Rafa Benitez at the club – and the fact they released a statement confirming his exit SEVERAL days before his contract expired (instead of convincing him to stay) helps support that argument.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Benitez & Ashley’s camps contact Sky to give their side of the story – I know who I believe..

  1. Why should the club be held to ransom by the manager to fulfill his request for a bigger salary, hes on 6m an year? I know most are against the owner I am too, but Im only interested in what is best for the club, we needed either Benitez to say he would stay or leave which he did by email. So it was his call and now the club have to replace him with a new manager in place before the players return and start the selling and buying of new players. The club will always survive when the owner leaves and a new positive future ahead. HWTL

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