Date: 9th April 2021 at 11:30am
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Liam Kennedy has been speaking on a recent edition of NUFC Matters about all things relating to Newcastle United.

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One of the topics that he spent some time on was Rafael and his future after the Spaniard recently claimed that he has turned down job offers in the last few months.

There have also been claims that Benitez is waiting for a Premier League job, and Kennedy believes that if the proposed takeover of the Toon goes through, he will be the number-one choice to become the club’ next manager.

He said: “Benitez has got his eyes set on staying in the League, and he is the number-one choice, he knows that he’s the number-one choice to come back at Newcastle United.

“I think this is the project that he wants to carry on, but he will not wait forever.

“He’s a who thrives on working. He’s a family man. He loves his family to pieces, but he’s not somebody who thrives on sitting around on the couch all day watching football from [a] long distance.

“He wants to get involved. He wants to be hands-on, a coach to players, and I think it [would] be interesting to see how things move.”

Do you think Benitez will return to Newcastle?

Yes, one day

Yes, one day

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No, he has had his time

TIF Thoughts on Benitez…

The Spaniard left his role at Newcastle United in the summer of 2019 after he lost all trust in the board.

He will not return to Newcastle while Mike Ashley is still the owner, but if the Toon’s proposed takeover by PCP Capital Partners, PIF, and the Reuben brothers goes through then, it looks like he will be the first choice to take over from Steve Bruce.

It is interesting that he has turned down other jobs, which suggests that he could be waiting for the Toon job.

However, we will have to see what happens, but we would love to see Benitez back on Tyneside as he knows the potential that Newcastle United has as a football club.

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