Rafa Benitez is a single of the ideal managers Newcastle United have ever heard.
In his 3 seasons at Saint James Park, the former Liverpool boss endeared himself to the fans.
Benitez shocked quite a few immediately after selecting to keep with Newcastle upon their relegation from the English leading-flight in 2016.
He led them to quick promotion immediately after assisting them win the Championship and he effectively kept them up in the final two seasons.
Understandably, a lot of Geordies weren’t pleased with owner Mike Ashley for enabling the Spanish manager stroll away in the summer time.
Lots of had hoped Middle East firm, the Bin Zayed Group, will takeover the club and retain him as manager.
Benitez is now with Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang, when the BZG takeover has fallen by means of.
Lots of Newcastle fans are nonetheless dreaming of seeing the former Napoli boss return to SJP a single day in the future, and he hasn’t ruled it out.
A fan asked him through a Q & A session with The Athletic:
“How receptive would you be to a return to Newcastle United a single day and what would will need to take place for you to do so?”
And he replied as a result:
“I like to love the challenge I have now in China. I am generally committed anytime I accept a challenge, but I will not hide my feelings that in the future I would like to come back to the Premier League.”
Getting when taken charge of Liverpool and Chelsea, spending nearly 10 years managing 3 clubs in England, returning certainly excites Benitez, and it will be fascinating to see if he ever will.
Although a further stint with Newcastle cannot be ruled out, it most most likely will not take place with Ashley nonetheless as owner and Lee Charnley as managing director.
The former Valencia boss didn’t love the ideal of relationships with the duo and it is really hard to see them operating collectively ever once more.