Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is hoping to emulate the success he spearheaded at Liverpool with the Magpies and stay at St. James’ Park for as long as he did at Anfield.
The Spanish manager has led the Tyneside club to the top of the Championship standings and they look destined for promotion to the Premier League after being relegated from the top flight last season.
When asked if there are similarities between Newcastle and Liverpool, who Benitez famously led to UEFA Champions League glory in 2005, the Magpies boss said, “Yes, it’s very similar in a lot of things.
“I was there at Liverpool six years and we won the Champions League in the first year and we played in the final of the League Cup at this time, so the adoration was growing and growing.
“After, we were in another final, so we had won four titles and three finals at Liverpool and semi-finals or whatever, so that was massive. But it’s very similar, so hopefully we can do well and we will have the same number of years and trophies.”
Benitez has certainly done a good job so far since arriving at the Magpies. They will certainly be favorites to win the Championship crown at the end of the season based on current performances.