The best jokes as Rafael Benítez set to leave Newcastle United when his contract expires

Fans' favourite fails to reach an agreement with owner Mike Ashley.

There were lots of funny tweets and jokes after Newcastle announced manager Rafael Benítez will be leaving the club
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Newcastle United have confirmed “with disappointment” that manager Rafael Benítez is set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this month.

A statement was released on Monday that said Newcastle had been unable to reach an agreement to extend the popular coach’s current deal.


He will depart on June 30th after spending more than three seasons at St. James’ Park while building up a remarkable rapport with the fans, who will now hold owner Mike Ashley responsible.

These were the best tweets and jokes after it was announced that Rafa Benítez will leave Newcastle:

Mike Ashley: 'Rafa, do you want a massive Sports Direct bag to put all of your stuff in?'

Rafa Benitez: 'Thanks Mike, very kind. You're not so bad after all.'

Mike Ashley: 'You're welcome. That'll be £1.'

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 24, 2019

Rafa Benitez left Newcastle today for a possible move to China.

Is it a case of Huawei The Lads? #nufc

— Simon Sheppard (@SeagullSimon) June 24, 2019


Only 2 men can save the toon now, I have the faith lads pic.twitter.com/YR3pQmUmu1

— Rónán Haughey (@officialpants93) June 24, 2019

Rafa Benitez’s message to Mike Ashley is simple. #nufc #AshleyOut pic.twitter.com/fLCfEfsXpQ

— Brian Nicholson (@Brian_NUFC) June 24, 2019

Sorry. I couldn’t help myself, but it needed music.
FTM#IfRafaGoesWeGo @ALS_Fanzine @RokerReport @cheesesofnaz @bekahayre #rafabenitez pic.twitter.com/Tpq2nRCEbM

— SunderLAD (@Sunder_LAD) June 24, 2019

hold me paul

— Will (@willne) June 24, 2019

Reliable sauce telling me Rafa Benitez is off too Chelsea. Mayo may not be true. pic.twitter.com/fSQEOF5nD1

— 2-0-0 (@Scott808__) June 24, 2019





— Neil (@Neil32763224) June 24, 2019

Rafa Benitez is to leave Newcastle United. Owner Mike Ashley can now steam ahead with his plan to really run the club into the ground.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 24, 2019

Rafa Benitez

— DC (@BRChickLtd) June 23, 2019

I’d be very OK with it if Rafa just took up full time instagram influencing now tbh. pic.twitter.com/sEAFq5V3ME

— Ryan (@ryan3levis) June 24, 2019

I like to imagine Rafa Benitez, Arsene Wenger, Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho sitting down for a nice meal and talking some football… maybe taking a friendly bet on which one will get a job next…

— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) June 24, 2019

Rafa Benitez leaves. That's when the begging starts. They'll come to me & say, Ooh Steve you were right all along, you were the right man for this job. Will you come back? I'll be like, yeah sure how much money you got? Because this is going to cost you, this is going to cost you pic.twitter.com/zmceDnUyiD

— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) June 24, 2019

Benitez: Leave with dignity. Everyone knows you’re not the issue here.

Inner Rafa: Steal as many Sports Direct mugs and bags as you can, that p*ick deserves it pic.twitter.com/lMnbok5jj2

— Managerial Mindset (@ManagerialMinds) June 24, 2019


It says a lot about Newcastle football club that Rafa Benitez is walking away to take up a head waiter role at a tapas bar

— . (@FinKitch) June 24, 2019

Rafa Benitez gone, there's only one man who can save #NUFCpic.twitter.com/Xf7Z0CW3XV

— Dominic Hewitson (@Hewitson_) June 24, 2019

The flags have been ordered already. #rafabenitez #nufc #IfRafaGoesWeGo pic.twitter.com/1hclQgFDGr

— SunderLAD (@Sunder_LAD) June 24, 2019



After the Rafa Benitez news, we have PAID OUT on Newcastle to be relegated from the 2019/20 Premier League. pic.twitter.com/xe83oYmOaR

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 24, 2019