Newcastle Manager Sam Allardyce, clearly very annoyed with Rafa’s rookie effort at growing a beard, has said that the Spaniard is actually fortunate to still have a job and that if it wasn’t for the Champions League Rafa would have packed his bags a long time ago.
The Daily Mail reports that Allardyce said:
“Rafa would be very lucky to be in a job if he hadn’t got to two Champions League finals, because they have had some very, very poor finishes poor finishes in the Premier League. While they are a very good Champions League team, they are not a Premier League-winning team yet. They don’t have that mentality to win that yet. Being a foreigner, Rafa doesn’t understand it’s supposed to be Premier League first and Champions League second.”
We’re guessing the first reaction for some fans is outrage, followed by “Oh yeah, he’s right”. So do you think that Rafa would still be in a job at Anfield if he hadn’t done so well in the Champions League ?
No word on what Rafa thinks of these comments, perhaps he is compiling a dossier on how mean other managers have been to him to take to the ‘authorities’.