Some Newcastle supporters have been ripping apart the Chronicle for raising the question; ‘Do United have a plan B if Rafa Benitez leaves?’
The boss is nearing the end of his Magpies contract with June 30 rapidly approaching, and there has so far been little to suggest a new deal will be signed despite an offer being on the table.
Mike Ashley and Managing Director Lee Charnley’s best offer to date still fails to address the key issues the Spaniard is intent on changing, and thus is taking his time to mull over accepting the deal presented.
Benitez has been chasing modifications to the club’s transfer policy which has restricted him from landing some of his top targets over the past three years, and which could well be a theme that continues this summer if he stays on.
The issue is, however, that Ashley is still intent on the club being self-sufficient and refuses to pump more money into the club if he remains in control.
If these critical impasses continue to be a stumbling block over the next few weeks, the board may well have to start listening to the agents touting their unattached managers, as they have so far refused to speak to any intermediaries or potential new head coaches.
So when the Chronicle asked ‘Do United have a plan B if Benitez leaves?’, this is how these United fans reacted…
Tim Sherwood is plan A
— Football Barmy (@wideon) June 16, 2019
…..followed by relegation
— Simon (@LittleHenryD) June 17, 2019
McClaren, Pardew & Kinnear are all looking for jobs ????
— GBH (@graham_hunter68) June 17, 2019
It’s Megson apparently.
— Matty Ayre (@Mattyayre93) June 16, 2019
Strong Owen Coyle rumours over here.
— Joe M-M (@joemmtweets) June 16, 2019
— Thomas Harvey (@tomharve) June 16, 2019
They don’t have a Plan A.
— Sam GC (@Funguslover) June 16, 2019
— David Forster (@ffdavid60) June 16, 2019
???? the only plans that #nufc have is how to treat fans with contempt whilst maximising as much profit out of the club as possible
— Anonymous (@anonymousChap9) June 16, 2019
The only plan is the cheapest plan! Sell a few players and like last season make a transfer profit
— paul allan (@paulall04339552) June 16, 2019
Do they have a plan ‘B’? This is Ashley &Penfold your on about. They can’t find a way past plan ‘A’
— David Murray (@David5942David) June 16, 2019
He is the plan b! Takeover first
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) June 16, 2019