Irons have no problems with Rafa wages

rafabentiez_1676338aWest Ham can comfortably afford Rafa Benitez’s likely wage demands should they get down to the serious business of hammering out a possible deal to make the Spaniard our new manager.

For it turns out that based on last season’s Forbes List of the Best Paid world managers, the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss earns LESS than Sam Allardyce.

The current Irons boss – as is well known – picks up a cool £2.95 million a year to make him the world’s 13th best paid whilst high achiever Rafa is back in 16th place on £2.92m.

It had been thought the Napoli boss – whose team crashed out of the Europa Cup last night at the semi-final stage – wanted around £6m to talk to the Hammers but that turns out to be ‘agent talk.’

The manager appears to be keen on a Premier League return and the Irons have been chasing him for several weeks now and holding talks through middle men.

He has talks planned with Napoli but events last night in the Ukraine following the 1-0 defeat by  Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk  may well have swung things in the Hammers direction.


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

13 comments on “Irons have no problems with Rafa wages

  1. ahaah… Rafa you are already a wealthy man… There’s more to life than money… lol

  2. If BFS IS WORTH 2.95mil then Rafa is worth 5
    But I don’t care about money it entertaining football that is important and I don’t mean the crap BFS has ha the nerve to call entertainment
    Poodini is full of horse poo

    • I can’t believe all the money we’ve wasted… That idiot makes more money than Rafa does… lol

  3. Klopp updates from Germany: Real very much interested, they like his passion on the sideline, his way of motivating players and teambuilding (like a survival camp in Sweden with the players having to catch their own fish in order to get food etc.).
    Personally I think that would make him a good fit for West Ham, but not Real.
    I doubt that primadonna players like the ones at Real would be keen on survival trips without having their food supply guaranteed.
    Apparently Zinedine Zinedane, Real’s assistant manager is a candidate too.
    And Klopp has ruled out that his new job has already been sorted out with any club.
    So there you go…

  4. Well, I’m watching a sports newscast on TV: they’ve just say. “He’s fortune is uncertian, he’s increasingly tempted by the West Ham project and its new stadium. The owners see him as the right manager to replace Allardyce”.
    The horizon seems to be bright… 😉

  5. Just missed a TVinterview with Unai Emery the coach of Savilla’s who speaks perfect English and has never Managed in England been there since 2013,
    That’s my best guest at our mystery man

    • Yes Bubs, he’s a great manager, but I’ve just heard that probably he’ll be the next Real Madrid manager. But ehi, never say never…
      It has nothing to do with West Ham, but I’ve just heard that probably Man Utd will offer something in the order of €110 million for Bale…
      Sam is already planning his future Man UTD… lol

  6. Thanks to our reporters in Hamburg & Milan.You will have to negotiate a fee with Hugh 😀

  7. Oh & Valencia now,lol 😉

  8. ahahahah…. loool… my passion is my work Rads, I just need a piece of bread and a glass of water, then I’ll peacefully sleep under my bridge in my cardboard box… lol

  9. All services free from the Spanish connexion,
    Not a true fan but hope to be one in the future,
    Hope you all have a good day tomorrow at BFS GOING AWAY PARTY
    You get to watch Chubby Nolan lead the team out trying hard to get booked before he leaves,
    Poor old Enner plowing a lone farrow up front,
    But hay ho just another day to thank our Lord Sam in his entertaining adventurous year of brilliant football

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