Newcastle supporters jumped all over a Tweet sent out by the club’s official page and turned it into an unofficial protest. The Twitter account sent out a good luck message to Christian Atsu, who was in the starting line up for Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Many fans ignored the sentiment of the message and replied with their thoughts on the mistakes the club have made, with many fans demanding Rafa Benitez be given his job back.
Despite the calls for Rafa’s replacement to be Rafa himself, The Telegraph have reported, a search is underway but the club will not be rushed in making any decision regarding the managerial vacancy.
Many big names have already been linked to the manager’s job but the Newcastle hierarchy could spring a surprise, just as they did when they hired Joe Kinnear as boss. Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have declared themselves out of contention for the job, believing the club is not elite enough. It will be interesting to see if their views change if the takeover gets completed.
And, as a side-note, Atsu’s Ghana drew 2-2 with Benin in their opening Group F game.
???????? Christian Atsu will start for @ghanafaofficial in their African Cup of Nations Group F opener against Benin tonight.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 25, 2019
Either announce new owners, Rafa or simply stop tweeting and provoking fans even more!
— Mark Quigley (@mark_nufc87) June 25, 2019
— cheers rafa (@dxvidmetcalfe) June 25, 2019
This is a huge priority for the club. Massive news.
— Hethers (@Hethery1) June 25, 2019
Just give Rafa a contract that is sensible for him
— The Half Geordie (@TheHalfGeordie) June 25, 2019
Bring back Rafa
— Connor Jacques (@connorjacques_) June 25, 2019
No one cares about this club anymore because the way you treated Rafa and the fans
— Liam (@LiamNUFC1998) June 25, 2019
No one cares. We want either a statement saying the Takeover is complete or Announcing Rafa returning
— Michael⚫️⚪️ (Fan) (@RelegationSZN) June 25, 2019