A visit from Rafa Benitez

It was certainly a terrific Tuesday for everyone at Pulman Volkswagen as the Newcastle United Manager Rafa Benitez made a surprise visit to the showroom. 

Rafa Benitez and Paul Adams (Pulman Group Fleet Director) pictured with the brand new Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. 

Rafa Benitez visited numerous landmarks around the North East, making the most of a scheduled day off from training. With nine wins out of ten for Newcastle United in all competitions, Rafa was certainly spreading the positivity across the region.

On Tuesday morning at Pulman Volkswagen Durham Rafa made an appearance to the surprise of many in the showroom. Group Fleet Director Paul Adams comments, “We are delighted to have renewed our partnership once again with Newcastle United and we’re looking forward to exploring further unique opportunities that our relationship with the football club brings.”

For the 7th consecutive year Pulman Volkswagen have been the official motor partner of Newcastle United. With locations across Durham and Sunderland, Pulman have been working closely with the Magpies, supplying cars from its extensive fleet of brand new Volkswagen’s.

  Rafa Benitez with the Pulman Volkswagen Team. 

The brand new Tiguan was the perfect choice for Rafa’s new car. With Four-wheel drive capability and class leading safety technology including Front Assist, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, it assures anyone driving a Tiguan will be prepared for winter and those icy roads.

Rafa Benitez commented on driving the new Tiguan, “When I go home on the motorway it is a really comfortable ride, and when I drive in the city it reacts and responds really well on the road.”

Natalie Wilson, Marketing Manager for Pulman comments: “We are so thankful to Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United. The time Rafa spent with everyone in the showroom on the day was truly fantastic, taking the time to meet and take photos with everyone. It was great having a chat with Rafa in our Café Dafté as well, getting some inside knowledge on football formations.”


Rafa Benitez pictured with Natalie Wilson (Marketing Manager for Pulman) within the Pulman Café Dafté.

Pulman customer Michael Kitching was picking up his new Volkswagen Polo at the same time, as a huge Newcastle fan, he was overjoyed with meeting and getting his photo taken with Rafa! Pulman are very excited to be part of the Newcastle United journey and looking forward to what the future can bring for the club and the region.

To find out more about Pulman Volkswagen, the North Easts family run Volkswagen retailer, please call 0191 383 2444, email enquiries@pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk or visit www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk