Report shares demand Amanda Staveley has already made at Newcastle United

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Newcastle...

Newcastle United's takeover bid is on the verge of going through.

DIC negotiator Amanda Staveley takes her seat before Liverpool took on Chelsea in their UEFA Champions League semi-final football match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, north...

According to the Daily Mail, potential Newcastle United owner Amanda Staveley has demanded that Rafael Benitez remains in charge, if she is to buy the club.

Staveley is said to be on the verge of taking over from Mike Ashley at St. James’ Park, but there is still some terms that the businesswoman wants finalising before she agrees to completing the deal.

A key condition that Staveley has demanded is reportedly that Benitez is kept on as manager.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St. James Park on December 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle have been in poor form of late, after failing to win any of their last nine matches, and some criticism has been directed the Spanish boss’s way.

Although there is a realisation that Newcastle’s squad is limited, some of Benitez’s decision have come into question.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St. James Park on December 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

However, Staveley is said to have full faith in Benitez being able to turn things around for the Tynesiders.

Newcastle are currently in the Premier League’s relegation zone, after losing 1-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their most recent match.

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