Richard Keys back on the wind up as Rafa Benitez finds himself in big trouble out in China

Ex-Mag Salomon Rondon may be the second top scorer in the Chinese Super League as things stand, but his goals haven’t been enough to save Rafa Benitez from yet another defeat at Dalian Yifang.

The Venezuelan scored his fifth goal in six games on Thursday night, but a 3-2 loss to Shenzhen followed – leaving the former Newcastle United duo sat on two points and bottom of the league after four defeats and two draws.

The former NUFC boss has only won seven of his 22 matches since being appointed at Dalian, with a run of two wins in their final eight games seeing them finish 9th out of 16 clubs in the CSL for 2019/20.

Needless to say, one of the first to react to Rafa’s struggles has been BeIN Sports’ Richard Keys, who mocked Benitez’s £12m a year earnings on Twitter:

So, things aren’t going to plan or the Spaniard following his devastating exit last year – even if he’s had plenty of help from our former Venezuelan star Salomon Rondon.

Let’s hope things pick up for Rafa soon, or he may be returning home to the Wirral sooner than expected and without a job!

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4 thoughts on “Richard Keys back on the wind up as Rafa Benitez finds himself in big trouble out in China

  1. That’s hilarious!

    Rafa Benitez – considered by many to be one of the best managers in the world!

    2020 – 21 Season – Dalian Yifang, 12 million a year, 6 games played, 2 points on the board.
    2018 – 19 Season Newcastle Utd, 6 million a year, 6 games played, 2 points on the board.

    At least he’s consistent.

    What’s so funny about this is that Rafa is doing sh!te but you have a go at Keys!

    My seven year old daughter does the same thing.
    Me “Emma – did you hide the remote control for the telly again?”
    Emma “Oliver said the “F” word while you were in the garage”.

    Get over it mate. Keys is not, and has never been, the problem.


  2. Richard Keys should shut his mouth or he could end of losing his job. He is a corrupt, sleazy commentator and reporter and not learned his lesson from his failed marriage.


  3. Love the lack of self awareness from Keys…..Richard willet you in to a secret….Rafa is remembered fondly by hundreds of thousands of people , you will be remembered for having hairy arms and f****ng your daughters mate….

    Stay classy eh.


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