Rafa Benitez has been spotted back at Newcastle, but apparently it means nothing.
Reports from the likes of the Chronicle on Monday afternoon came out that the manager was back at the club’s training ground, with Sky Sports cameras catching him entering the building.
Some eagle-eyed fans even took note of Rafa’s attire, believing his suit was the same one that he wore when he signed his last contract with the Magpies.
But according to Sky Sports’ Keith Downie, Benitez’s trip to the training ground has nothing to do with his contract stalemate or the ongoing takeover saga.
Lots asking: Our pictures show Rafa Benitez back at NUFC training ground today. There is, however, no developments positive or negative on his future. There’s nothing significant about him being there today #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) June 10, 2019
Fans are jumping on anything and everything right now, which is understandable. The club’s stance of ‘no comment’ on literally everything is getting more and more infuriating as the days of silence increase.
From Sports Direct signs being removed to UAE planes reportedly heading to Newcastle, fans have been trying to dig out their own information during the club’s silence. It seems like everyone is a detective nowadays…
The clock is ticking on Benitez’s contract though. The 30th of June is getting closer, which means a Rafaless Newcastle is on the horizon.
Supporters had hoped that the Spaniard’s presence at the training ground was a sign of a resolution, but apparently not.
Benitez’s return gets fans talking once again
Best bit of this ‘news’ was the fact he’s wearing the same blazer he did when he signed a few seasons back. We will literally grab hold of anything!
— Pete Askew (@TV_Eyes) June 10, 2019
Funny that a guy turning up for work is a story
— DaveC1992 (@DaveC1992) June 10, 2019
BREAKING: Man arrives for work
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) June 10, 2019
People over-reacting. He clearly realised he’d left a tuna stottie in his draw and had to come back to remove it before it came to life.
— 𝙽𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚗 𝙰𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 (@northernapphoto) June 10, 2019
Having a final look round the place, saying his goodbyes to the staff, collecting his stuff, clearing his desk. He isn’t staying.
— David Monks (@DavidMonks1) June 10, 2019
I doubt he will be here to clear his desk. May be something to do with take over #NUFC
— toon travel 2 (@RuzMark) June 10, 2019
Clear his desk?
— Nick Bird (@nickbird1982) June 10, 2019