Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is reportedly confident that Rafael Benítez will commit his future to the Magpies and sign a new deal, following the club's unprecedented £20m transfer deadline day signing of
The 58-year-old's current deal expires in the summer, which has prompted a number of sides to sound out the coach over a possible St James' Park exit at the end of the season. However, Ashley is believed to be ready to offer a lucrative three-and-a-half-year deal to Benítez, which would secure the fan favourites' future on Tyneside until 2022.
While the Magpies' form has improved of late, with a stunning 2-1 win over Manchester City the highlight of a solid run, they are still just two points clear of the relegation zone, and Benítez may be unwilling to commit his future to the club while their Premier League status is not assured for next season.
Meanwhile, the Magpies boss admitted his side underperformed on Saturday, as they narrowly lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. Benítez's side shut out their opposition superbly for the majority of the match, but were undone late on as
Source : 90min