Benitez has agreed a three-year contract with Newcastle

Бенитес согласовал трехлетний контракт с Ньюкаслом

Rafael Benitez, Fabio Pecchia

Newcastle’s Spanish coach Rafael Benitez will continue to lead the team in the championship.

The Northern Echo reports that in the near future Newcastle officially confirm the signing of a new contract with Benitez.

The first task for Rafa at the club was the preservation of residence of the team in the Premier League. After changing the coach Steve McLaren, the Spaniard has issued a estimative with Newcastle unbeaten run, however it did not save the team from relegation. The main competitor in struggle for survival – Sunderland, scored 12 points in six games and secured a place in the top division of England for at least another year.

Despite an unsuccessful attempt to keep Newcastle in the Premier League, Benitez intends to continue working with the team in the championship, and has already agreed with the club a new three-year contract.

“I already said I was quite open and everyone is happy. Now I just want to know exactly what we need to do, I want to be sure that we will be able to get back to the Premier League, if I stay here,” said Benitez after the victory against Tottenham (5:1) in the final match of the season.

In turn, The Northern Eco, says: “in order to settle all legal and technical details of the new contract, took a few days, and Benitez wisely insisted on written guarantees of its powers under this post.

Obviously, Rafa demanded total control over signing new players and budget for transfers during the upcoming transfer window.

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