Rafael Benitez is a very popular man at Newcastle, and with good reason. The Spaniard could be managing any number of teams in Europe, but he’s opted to remain with a club that has been battling for relegation for years, and he’s done so despite a number of other factors – like our tiny budget.
The longer he stays with the club, the more popular he’s going to become, and it’s fair to say that what he’s done this week has only increased his popularity at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle recently shared a video of a young Magpie visiting the training ground at the request of Benitez himself. The boss is shown giving him a tour around the facilities, whilst also introducing the fan to a number of players.
Rafa Benítez invited young Newcastle fan Jack Waddle and his family to the training ground today.
Earlier this month, a video of Jack meeting @rafabenitezweb and giving the Magpies’ manager a friendly pat on the cheek went viral.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 21, 2019
It’s just another example of how classy the manager is. He’s gone out of his way to make this fan’s day, and they’re both loving every moment of it.
Unsurprisingly, many Newcastle fans are feeling the same way. Indeed, lots of supporters have responded to the clip online with sheer delight. They’re so happy that Rafa is their manager. See below:
Would love to see more nufc TV behind the scenes. Cant do anything but love Rafa
— Lee Kirkpatrick (@Kirkpatrick180) February 21, 2019
Absolute class shown by Rafa what a man #AshleyOut
— Bob Scott (@scotty8461) February 21, 2019
— Scotty NUFC (@ScottyT9804) February 21, 2019
This is great. Rafa – what a man
— Steve (@alinde_mc) February 21, 2019
What did we do to deserve Rafa man?
— Tom Harrison (@Tom_Harra) February 21, 2019
— Rob Allbright (@roballbright) February 21, 2019
Something positive from nufc, Rafa is a proper peoples man
— peter (@Peterreed74) February 21, 2019
Nice touch by Rafa and the club
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) February 21, 2019
And this is why we love our club. @rafabenitezweb what a man he is
— Chris Whild (@whild13) February 21, 2019