Date: 24th June 2019 at 4:31pm
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Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media after club legend Alan Shearer unleashed a scathing attack on the lack of official communication coming from the club over Rafa Benitez’s future and the proposed takeover by the Bin Zayed Group.

The club has now confirmed that Benitez will be leaving United when his contract expires at the end of the month, but before the announcement was made, reports began to emerge suggesting club chiefs were beginning to identify managers who could replace the 59-year-old, according to the Times.

It was claimed there had been a complete breakdown of trust between the Champions and Europa League winning head coach and owner Mike Ashley, and that situation made it impossible for Benitez to continue his tenure at St James’ Park into a fourth season.

As for the takeover, The Sun reported earlier in the month that talks with Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed al Nahyan were progressing well, and that the Dubai-based Bin Zayed Group had provided the Premier League with proof of funds. And yet, there was no official statement at the time by either the club or the Premier League.

The daily newspaper also claimed the Bin Zayed Group’s £350million takeover could be completed by the end of the month.

Shearer, though, feels the lack of communication has been nothing short of embarrassing.

Writing in his column for The Sun, he wrote: “What the hell is going on at Newcastle United Football Club?

“It looks complete and utter chaos, and the lack of communication from the club is embarrassingly bad. Their world-class manager can walk away in a week’s time for nothing. But the only thing official we have heard from the club this summer is, ‘We are putting season ticket prices up five per cent’ and ‘This is our new home kit’.

“Why can’t anyone come out and say what the situation is with Rafa Benitez, as well as the proposed takeover, instead of just saying ‘no comment’? Where is the respect for the thousands and thousands of loyal fans? There is not a jot of thought for them, even though they are the lifeblood of that football club.

“They have been there a lot longer than Mike Ashley – and will be there long after he has gone. So inform them if their manager is staying or going, instead of informing them of increased season ticket prices and new kits. They deserve so much better, as they are the best fans in the country.

“Nothing surprises me at Newcastle any more. But for the club to stay silent and seemingly let someone as talented and as special as Benitez leave for free, it really is a terrible situation.”

Here’s how these Newcastle fans have been reacting to Shearer’s comments…

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One Reply to “‘100% spot on’ – Lots of Newcastle fans love club legend’s take on current situation”

  • What is needed is for the fans to wait until the first home game of the season. Turn up in your many thousands on the day before, completely blockade the stadium, dont let ANYONE get in. This includes the visiting team and force the Premier League to find the little fat b**##:d NOT FIT TO RUN your club.I know one thing…if he burst into flames in front f me, I wouldnt PISS on him to put the fire out.

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