Rafael Benitez has been in charge of Newcastle United for around 6 months and his task in this new season is to help push the English club back into the Premier League.
Newcastle United was competing in the top tier English League during the 2015-16 season but they went through a forgettable season after finishing at the 18th spot and suffering relegation.
The main objective is to earn a promotion spot that would allow Newcastle United on making a return to the Premier League and it seems like Rafael Benitez is focusing in adding new players to his squad as he has already signed 8 players during this summer transfer window and the Spanish manager has recently stated that the transfer activities are far from over as he still has other players that he is intending to sign.
‘’We are working hard and I check with managing director Lee Charnley every day. We are talking with agents and thinking about what we have to do to improve the team and make sure the squad has the right number of players’’
“It’s not easy, though. As soon as Premier League clubs had more money, it was difficult because everybody is spending big money. We have targets and are working on them. Hopefully, we will do something sooner rather than later.” Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitez said as he voiced his desire to continue adding more players to his squad.
The start of this new season has not kicked off very impressively for Newcastle United as they have sustained 2 defeats and 1 victory of their 3 opening matches of the 2016-17 season. This is not the way that Rafael Benitez would have wanted to kick-off his managerial career in charge of Newcastle United as a promotion spot is only awarded to the clubs that have performed in top form but nonetheless, this is only the start of the season and anything can happen in a football league.