Report updates on Rafael Benitez's Newcastle United after meeting with Mike Ashley

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has still not confirmed whether he will be at St. James' Park next season.

12th May 2019, Craven Cottage, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Fulham versus Newcastle United; Newcastle United Manager Rafa Benitez

The Daily Mail have suggested that Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez will be staying on at St. James’ Park.

Mike Ashley and Benitez met yesterday for showdown talks, as the Newcastle boss comes closer to making a decision on his future.

 

Benitez’s contract is set to expire soon, and he does not want to pen a new one at St. James’ Park before being given assurances by Ashley.

Benitez wants more money to spend on Newcastle’s squad and more freedom to target the players he wants.

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

Ashley has typically only wanted Newcastle to sign younger players with re-sale value, but Benitez feels that adding experience is crucial.

The pair are yet to agree terms for Benitez to stay, but it has been suggested that a compromise is set to be made.

The Mail think that Benitez will be staying at Newcastle, and if they are correct then the supporters at St. James’ Park are sure to be delighted.

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