Newcastle owner Ashley eager for Benitez to stay

Newcastle owner Ashley eager for Benitez to stay

Ashley is one of the more unpopular owners in the Premier League and Newcastle legend Shearer has dismissed the Magpies' owner's promise to back manager Rafa Benitez with transfer funds this summer.

"When I say top 10, I mean guaranteed that you are there and you can challenge for something more important".

"Many of the Napoli players who have been together for five years have the advantage of understanding each other without even looking at each other", the Newcastle United boss told CalcioNapoli24.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley insists manager Rafa Benitez will receive total support in the summer market.

"My people are talking with Lee and I don't know how close they are".

Lascelles, speaking in an interview with Premier League Productions ahead of the visit from Chelsea, has impressed at the heart of the Newcastle defence and his performances have put him on the verge of an England call-up.


"I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season", Ashley wrote in a statement released after the game.

The Spaniard, whose side beat Chelsea 3-0 at home on the final day of the campaign, oversaw a 10th-place league finish.

"And the fans, the atmosphere here is togetherness, the relationship, the players they care, the manager, the staff, working together trying to achieve what we want to achieve".

"That we can go to any stadium and think about going to win, rather than thinking that a draw might be a good result". You will need some money, and you will need a way to spend that money.

"We still have to do a lot of things, today is a day we must enjoy, but we know that we have plenty of room for improvement". All these things to enable you to attract players, all these things can make a difference.

"I can't thank Rafa enough for how much I've improved, not only as a player but as a captain". Since he has been here he has transformed the club and city, it would be silly for us not to keep him happy and let him have what he wants.

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