If Rafa leaving is the decision of the new owners and he was trying to get them to commit to £xm then I think that's fair enough.CIH wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:51 pmLike I said, think it's purely speculation. As for it being enforceable, yeah possibly not. Rafa walks out a king and Ashley is clearly the villain, but we will probably never know what exactly happened with the negotiations. While most of us, myself included, are far more inclined to believe it's all Ashley's fault, we don't know if Benitez's demands were reasonable or otherwise.
They may have another plan / manager lined up and a plan for how to recruit more cheaply.
I pray now that the takeover happens- if it's Ashley at the helm again we are going down - and no dead cat bounce this time.