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Lee Charnley on Newcastle’s no comment policy and Rafa Benitez’s departure

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Lee Charnley on Newcastle’s no comment policy and Rafa Benitez’s departure

The comments aren’t likely to be especially popular.

Lee Charnley has given some insight over the goings on at Newcastle United during the summer transfer window, as per the Chronicle.

He has also taken a dig at Rafa Benitez for his financial motivations to leave the club, while also speaking about the ‘no comment’ communications policy which so frustrated fans this summer.

He said: “Sometimes we must adopt a ‘no comment’ policy and I accept that can be – and has been – frustrating. Often, there are legalities at play or we may take the decision to respect the integrity of a process or the individuals involved.


“We understand and expected the disappointment that Rafa’s departure caused. Let’s be clear, he moved to China for money. I felt our approach during the summer was necessary, I accept we need to do more from a communication perspective moving forward.”

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TBR’s View – Newcastle fans must be sick of empty words

Newcastle are unlikely to believe that anything will change on the communication front because they’ve heard empty promises and statements from the current regime for years now.

The supporters are an afterthought for Charnley and Mike Ashley and there’s been nothing in their history at the club that will suggest anything will change.

Benitez received a very lucrative offer but moved because the circumstances at Newcastle were never going to change or allow him to move the club forward – so it’s an unnecessary dig from Charnley to try and change the narrative, but the fans will likely see right through it.

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