Jason Cundy says Rafael Benitez too good for Newcastle United

Undated:  Jason Cundy of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal during a match against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in Ipswich, England. The match ended in a...

Newcastle United will face West Ham United in the Premier League this afternoon.

Undated:  Jason Cundy of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal during a match against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in Ipswich, England. The match ended in a...

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea defender Jason Cundy said on Drive on talkSPORT on Friday afternoon (broadcast from 4pm, August 25, 2017) that he would not be surprised if Rafael Benitez leaves Newcastle United if they lose this weekend.

Newcastle will take on West Ham United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League this afternoon.

The Magpies have lost all of three competitive matches so far this season, and morale is low at St. James’ Park.

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Benitez’s side went down 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at home in their opening game of the Premier League season, before suffering a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town away in the league.

Then earlier this week, Newcastle suffered a 3-2 extra-time defeat to Nottingham Forest at St. James’ Park in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Benitez was quoted as saying by The Guardian last week that he was not happy with Newcastle transfer dealings so far this summer.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon...

Former Tottenham and Chelsea defender Cundy has said that Benitez is too good for Newcastle, and that it would not surprise him if the Spaniard leaves the club if the team lose to West Ham this afternoon.

“Rafa Benitez is too good for Newcastle as a manager,” said Cundy on Drive on talkSPORT on Friday afternoon (broadcast from 4pm, August 25, 2017). “They are very lucky to have him and they are very fortunate he stayed on.

"Now, the fans appreciate him. It wouldn’t surprise me if Rafa gets beat this weekend and if he decides to walk."

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