Stubborn, stupid Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will lose Rafa Benitez over lack of spending – and only have himself to blame

Stubborn, stupid Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will lose Rafa Benitez over lack of spending – and only have himself to blame

But the way things are heading, Mike Ashley is almost certain to lose Rafa Benitez next summer. And the stubborn and stupid Newcastle owner will only have himself to blame. If Ashley needed any reminder of the calibre of his in-demand boss,…

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to break club's transfer record to bring in proven goalscorer this summer

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to break club's transfer record to bring in proven goalscorer this summer

Toon have never spent more than the £16million they paid to bring Michael Owen from Real Madrid in 2005. Unsurprisingly, that is comfortably the longest-standing club record in the Premier League — 14 teams even broke their record this season. But Toon’s…

Chelsea outcast David Luiz could move to Napoli if Rafa Benitez returns to San Paolo as replacement for Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea outcast David Luiz could move to Napoli if Rafa Benitez returns to San Paolo as replacement for Maurizio Sarri

The Brazilian, 31, has barely featured for Chelsea this season after falling out of favour with Antonio Conte. And, despite the Italian almost certainly leaving Stamford Bridge, Luiz could follow him out of the door to be reunited with another former Blues…

Newcastle outcast Aleksandar Mitrovic claims Rafa Bentiez's tactics didn't suit his style of play

Newcastle outcast Aleksandar Mitrovic claims Rafa Bentiez's tactics didn't suit his style of play

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fulham do not sound like a marriage made in heaven. After all, they were thrown together via football’s version of speed-dating — an 11th-hour deadline-night liaison between an attractive team desperate for a proper centre-forward and an international striker…