Date: 18th March 2009 at 11:56pm
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It’s now official, Rafa Benitez has signed on to lead the Reds for a further five years.  As you can read yourself on the official site, following the end of this deal, he will have been at the helm of Liverpool for over a decade.

With the club now possessing the #1 ranking over the past five years in European competition I don’t see how there is any way to receive this news as anything but joyous.  Add to that our continued progress in the league with, let’s admit it, far lesser financial clout and you have a recipe for success that is unrivaled in England or elsewhere.

With several seasons more to grow and develop, perhaps we’ll be the ones contemplating quadruples and quintuples before you know it.

Congratulations Rafa, but more importantly congratulations to you and me and everyone who loves this club.

Today is a major turning point in our history and from here it seems that we’re heading in the best direction possible.

p.s.  Hello to you all again, some personal issues have kept me out of action, but I hope to return on a permanent basis.

Come on you Reds!


4 responses to “Rafa signs 5 year contract extension with Liverpool”

  1. Tonka says:

    Was so glad to read this when i got in to work. Stability is the best thing for the club. I do think Rafa is the right man for the job. I mean to say some of the biggest clubs in Europe would love to have him as a manager so we should be thankful thats his heart is with Liverpool.

    Many say he is not up to it in the league due but at the end of the day it was just poor performances in two or three home games which has made a bad impact on our title challenge and a lot of that was down to the players and not the manager.

  2. Ron says:

    The best news I have heard in a while. Hopefully this will now spur the team on for the rest of the season and end it off in Rome with Champions League medals and maybe, just maybe…the Premiership title.

    Welcome back Ben, it’s good to have you back!

  3. Kava says:

    Its been an unbelievable couple of days hasn’t it! I mean Real, United then Rafa!!! I’m over the moon. Was reading some speculation that part of Rafa’s plan is sealing all outstanding contract extensions then possibly a bid for Mr Villa from Valencia. If that happens…my head will explode!!

    Great news! I’m so happy Rafa the Gaffer is here to stay.

  4. Benjamin says:

    Yes this is without a doubt the best thing for us to my mind. Anyone worth a toss could tell you a manager being able to fit his needs in the squad is always preferable to having players foisted upon him.

    If he’s not worthy of picking the squad then he shouldn’t be the manager. But seeing as he should be our manager, he needs to be selecting his team.

    Much luck to Rafa.