Rafa Benitez has only recently taken the Newcastle United hot-seat and already he faces a battle to hold on to it – from Moussa Sissoko’s young son. Newcastle have already had more managers in the dugout than they would have liked this season but ahead of Newcastle’s clash with Man City it looked as though there was going to be yet another. And it was a mini-Sissoko who took a liking for Benitez’s chair, with the midfielder’s son perching himself in the dugout shortly before the game kicked off.
The little Magpie even took the time out to sign an autograph for former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager Benitez as he got used to his surroundings. Wearing his very own Newcastle shirt, Sissoko junior eventually allowed Benitez to get on with his job and the youngster is sure to have been impressed with how the strugglers performed. Newcastle were already down in the mind of many football fans, but victory against Swansea last weekend was followed up with a draw at home against Champions League-chasing City.