Report shares what Rafael Benitez said in final email to Lee Charnley before leaving Newcastle United

Rafael Benitez the manager

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez failed to agree new terms to stay on at St. James' Park.

12th May 2019, Craven Cottage, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Fulham versus Newcastle United; Newcastle United Manager Rafa Benitez in happy mood

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez’s final message to Lee Charnley was via email, where he said how frustrated he was with the way contract talks were going.

Newcastle and Benitez were speaking about extending his deal at St. James’ Park for some time, but failed to come to a compromise.

Benitez was keen to stay at Newcastle and had said to the club that he was frustrated over the length of time that negotiations were taking.

 

However, that ended up being Benitez’s last message to Newcastle, as he was let go yesterday.

It is said that Benitez was not even told that Newcastle would be releasing a statement when they did and he was informed of the announcement by a friend.

Benitez is said to be ‘angry, upset and disappointed’ with the way his departure has been handled by Newcastle.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in London,...

Magpies fans are feeling the same sort of emotions too, with Mike Ashley taking on board a great deal of criticism since.

It is difficult to see who Newcastle will target to replace Benitez who would be an upgrade on the Spaniard.

Benitez had done a wonderful job at St. James’ Park, and the Magpies could well be in trouble without him next season.

Rafael Benitez the head coach

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch