Tony Cascarino thinks Rafael Benitez right manager for Newcastle, not Jose Mourinho

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Jose Mourinho has been linked with Newcastle United.

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

Tony Cascarino suggested on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT (8:13am, June 9, 2019) that Rafael Benitez, and not Jose Mourinho, is the right manager for Newcastle United at this moment in time.

Benitez is in charge of Newcastle at the moment, but the Spaniard is out of contract at the Premier League club this summer and no new deal is in place.

According to The Mirror, former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Mourinho is interested in becoming the new boss of the Magpies.

It has been reported that the Portuguese manager is ready to talk to Newcastle’s potential new owner Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan if the takeover of the Premier League club goes through.

Former Chelsea striker Cascarino, though, believes that Benitez is the right manager for Newcastle at this moment in time.

Cascarino said on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT (8:13am, June 9, 2019) when asked if Mourinho is the right manager for Newcastle: “I think Rafa’s the right fit at this moment in time.

“Newcastle fans have given the manager their full backing over the last couple of years, and you do wonder what sort of impact Rafa could have had at that football club with money.”

Jose Mourinho looks on during the 69th FIFA Congress at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on June 5, 2019 in Paris, France.

Rafael Benitez stay

Benitez is one of the best managers in the world, and the Spaniard has done a truly magnificent job at Newcastle given the limited funds he has had.

There is a lot of potential at Newcastle, and with the fans behind him, the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager can certainly take the club forward if he is allowed more transfer funds to bring in quality players.

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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