A number of Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from the Daily Mirror over the weekend which suggested that the Magpies could sack Rafa Benitez and replace him with Jose Mourinho if the club have new owners this summer.
Newcastle fans are once again are having to deal with reports that a takeover could be in the offing, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Sheikh Khaled is discussing potentially buying the Magpies from Mike Ashley.
And it appears that the potential new owner could be planning to make a very controversial decision as soon as he arrives at St James' Park - should he manage to get his takeover across the line.
The Mirror reports that Benitez could be released and Mourinho could be brought in as the club's new manager. Unsurprisingly, the reports have divided opinion amongst the fans on social media.
Benitez is surely the most popular figure at the club right now, so the plans to let him go have angered some of the Toon Army with many feeling that he deserves the chance to lead the Magpies in a post-Ashley era.
However, there are some who believe that Ashley leaving is the most important issue this summer. And it appears that some would rather have Sheikh Khaled and Mourinho than Ashley and Benitez.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports...
Rafas been an absolute credit to the club and will go down and history as one of our best managers, but if getting rid of him and bringing in Mourinho would overthrow Ashley I’d be more than willing #nufc— nufc (@nufc20009) June 3, 2019
I don’t understand why they wouldn’t want Rafa!— David Seddon (@davyseddon) June 3, 2019
Not many would complain but Rafa has to be first choice in my opinion— jonny greener (@Jonny_G87) June 3, 2019
Rafa has stood by us through the bad times. He deserves to be here for the good times and continue what he has started building. I will be devastated if he leaves.— hally180 (@pckrc) June 3, 2019
Rafa first choice, but if not Rafa he would be great. Bobby Robson connection, will guarantee a trophy and will be back with a vengeance.— Wu Hooooo (@wusama) June 3, 2019
I wouldn't care if they brought Joe Kinnear back, as long as Ashley was gone!— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) June 3, 2019
I’d personally be ecstatic, we need to commence from a clean page and start all over again.— Paul Woods. (@WooPaul) June 3, 2019
Nobody should be safe.
Rafas a true gentleman and should be thanked for his efforts, that’s it.
We don’t need another manager. We already have the best man for the job.— Andy Hornsby (@AndyHornsby72) June 3, 2019
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