Shortest Meeting In History?

Last updated : 08 May 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafael Benitez will head into a meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley next week hoping they have the same ambition for the Sky Bet Championship title winners.

It should be plain sailing. Rafa should say "I want this and that ...." and Ashley should say "Yes, it's yours!"

Image result for Newcastle 3 Barnsley 0But Ashley is not your normal business man. In fact he's a bit of a knacker, so don't count your chickens.

If anyone can mess it up ... Ashley is the boy.

He said: "I have already an idea, I think he has an idea. Now we have to put both ideas together and hopefully it will be fine this week."

Asked if the pair would talk during the hours after the game, Benitez said: "I don't know if he will be around, but I don't have any problem. Obviously I think it's the right time to talk when everything is fine and if not, it doesn't matter.

"We will be in contact, but the main thing is to be sure that we both share the same ambition about how to improve, how to be competitive and how to do the right things for everyone."

It is the second time in seven years that the Magpies have bounced back as champions in the wake of relegation, and handed Benitez a first league title - admittedly in a lower division - since he guided Valencia to LaLiga glory in 2004.

He said: "Sometimes you can win with a very good team and it seems that it's easy but in this case, when you play 46 games in a very difficult season after going down...

"We were talking about the stats for teams which have been relegated, so to do it and to do it in style today and the way that we did during the whole season, that is really, really emotional and I am really proud of that."