Is Rafa Heading Home?

Last updated : 06 April 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Reports have surfaced stating Real Sociedad’s upcoming interest in Newcastle United’s head coach, Rafael Benitez.

The Spaniard has brought the Magpies back to the top-flight status and has worked incredibly well with the financial restraints he has faced from the ownership.

Now, the club is stacked at the 12th spot of the points table, 7 points clear of the bottom three despite having one of the toughest last stage fixtures in the league campaign. 

The relegation worry might not completely be on the backboard but the team is still favourable odds for survival, especially with the ongoing crisis at Southampton, Stoke City and West Brom.

Once a Champions League winner and one of the most highly rated managers in Europe, the 57-year-old has shown great tenacity and adaptability working with a relatively weaker talent pool.

Benitez’s has worked in the La Liga previously with Real Madrid, Osasuna, Valencia and Real Valladolid. 

Whether he will stay beyond this season cannot be said for certain.