Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has offered Newcastle counterpart Rafael Benitez his support amid uncertainty over the Spaniard’s future. The Bluebirds are involved in the relegation battle with Newcastle at present and Cardiff now have the advantage, having moved out of the bottom three thanks to a win over Fulham on Saturday as the Magpies dropped to the bottom of the standings.
Benitez has been at odds with the Newcastle hierarchy over a lack of funding for transfers and some pundits have predicted he could walk away from St James’ Park before his contract expires next summer.
However, Warnock believes the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss will stick with the club – and he feels Benitez can haul Newcastle clear of danger despite their off-field issues.
“I just think sometimes as manager, you can only do so much, you can train, sort your tactics and get everything ready,” Warnock told talkSPORT.
“We played Burnley a few weeks ago and we lost the game 2-1, due to two breakaways because we defended poorly.
“You’ve got to leave it to your players, the manager can only do so much you know and that’s the one thing about Rafa, he won’t call it a day.
“He’ll keep going come what may and it’s an amazing place, I wouldn’t write anyone off down there yet as I think it’s too early.”