Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says talks regarding his future are ongoing

Lynette Rowe
May 16, 2018

On a day that Chelsea needed to show balls to beat Newcastle United away from home and hope that other results will go their way, the Blues simply capitulated as they roundly beaten by the Magpies 3-0 at St. James Park.

However, as the club attempts to negotiate an extension, owner Ashley has expressed his gratitude to the 58-year-old Spaniard and re-affirmed his commitment to his vision for the future.

"I want to stay here after the summer, so I need to be focused, but I don't think this is the time to speak about it", he said with several games of the Premier League season left to play."I've enjoyed every game we've played". When I made a decision to go to Newcastle and stay there, even in the Championship, it was also because of my family.

Chelsea had a chance to claim a Champions League spot for next season, but they downed their tools in the most hapless fashion.

Kenedy took to Instagram and wrote: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Newcastle United".

"Finally, I would like to thank the fans for their unrivalled support of Rafa and the team throughout the season".

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Benitez remains to be unclear how a lot he can spend in the summertime and whether or not he might want to consider mortgage targets or whether or not the membership will make important everlasting signings after retaining their Premier League standing.

"They always remain at the top, while it's different at Napoli: in order to buy quality, you have to take risks".

"The transfer window is now very expensive and you also have to invest in the academy and the training facilities". They will be around - maybe they will be talking.

Asked if he is expecting a summer bid for the central defender, who will line up against Chelsea on Sunday, Benitez said: "We are talking about a young centre-back, a young English centre-back".

It is bad enough during the football season but now the matches have finished, we know for sure that the media will be ramping things up when it comes to transfer stories.

Ashley has admitted he can not afford to give his manager the kind of funds he would need to take the club to the next level and put the business up for sale in October past year as a result. "We have to keep him".

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