Date: 29th August 2018 at 4:50pm
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On Sky’s Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher questioned whether Rafa Benitez would ever be given a top manager’s job again due to his style of play.

He used Arsenal’s hiring Unai Emery instead of his fellow Spaniard as an example. When asked about whether he thinks we are a top club, Rafa replied:

“100%. They talk about other managers and if they do this or they do that. I think the fans appreciated that when we (Benitez and his coaching staff) and we decided to stay in the Championship we took a massive risk. We done that because we could the fans, the stadium, the city, the potential and everything about it.”

Fans on Twitter were all very happy with the manager’s response:

Other supporters criticised the fact that we may have a top manager for a top club, but not a top owner:

There’s no doubting the potential of this club, but we all know who is holding things back at the moment. In his comments to the Chronicle, Rafa suggests that the club remains a sleeping giant but the situation is that we have to manage what we’ve got at the moment.

When you have one of the best managers in world football, it’s very frustrating to see that he isn’t being given all the tools he needs to do his job properly. It’s a testament to the man that he is still here trying his best for the club when he surely has had many offers from other clubs.

 

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