By Coral Barry
Rafael Benitez is on the verge of being named Newcastle manager- and Twitter is in shock.
The Spaniard was the boss of one of the world’s most powerful clubs, Real Madrid, just last year before being relieved of his duties in January.
Benitez coached some of football’s most talented players while at Madrid including three-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Now heading to try and rescue the relegation threatened Newcastle, Twitter could not help but notice the dramatic change of pace in Benitez’s career choices.
Rafa Benítez and Mike Ashley. No way that can possibly go wrong.
— Rob Brown (@robbro7) March 10, 2016
From – Ramos, Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema
To – Steven Taylor, Goufrann, Rivière, Cisse
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) March 10, 2016
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) March 10, 2016
Is Rafa Benitez sure? Gone from Ronaldo to Townsend in just a couple of months
— Tyler Lingwood (@TylerLingwood) March 10, 2016
Rafa Benitez story is like Santiago Munez's story in reverse chronological order.
— Sauda (@sahilsaudagar) March 10, 2016
Mike Ashley has given Rafa Benitez a zero hours contract to comply with Sports Direct policy
— Liam McNulty (@Tonyshorse24) March 10, 2016
When Rafa Benitez realises he's going to be managing Jack Colback as opposed to Luka Modric ? pic.twitter.com/FHUDVnLqZp
— Sarah. (@sarah_WBAx) March 10, 2016
In 1 year Rafa Benitez could've gone from managing Real Madrid to Newcastle in the championship ?
— Bradley Abbott (@bradleyabbott_) March 10, 2016
From replacing Carlo Ancelloti at one of the biggest clubs in the world to being a manager at Newcastle.Rafa Benitez's season in a nutshell!
— Saad Mahmood (@SaadMsays) March 10, 2016
These two Twitter users probably sum up how all football fans are feeling right now with Benitez’s arrival imminent.
If Rafa Benitez is the manager of Newcastle in the Championship next season, football has gone seriously wrong
— Linden Bray (@linden_bray) March 10, 2016
Rafa Benitez has lost the plot
— sam chippeck (@OfficialChipy) March 10, 2016
In other Newcastle news, Benitez signs a three-year deal and there could be some major transfer changes with the former Liverpool manager’s appointment.