Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United have struck a deal to see him remain as manager, according to Sky sources.
The 56-year-old signed a three-year deal to become Newcastle boss back in March, when he replaced Steve McClaren, but the contract was reported to include an option to cancel at the end of the season. Benitez was unable to keep the club in the Premier League, leading to doubts over whether he would stay, but he has now decided to stay on at St James' Park after signing a new deal having had talks with Magpies owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley.
Benitez said his heart and the fantastic support from the clubs fans through out his ten games and on the final day as Newcastle beat Spurs 5-1 lead him to stay on at St James Park to try and guide Newcastle back to the Premier League.
At a press conference Benitez said “This is a huge club and I wanted to be part of the great future I can see for Newcastle United. I’m convinced we can go up next season, stay in the Premier League for a long time and win trophies. This is a massive club and I want to stay part of it.”