According to the Chronicle, Rafael Benitez will not be leaving Newcastle United before the end of this season despite being denied funds to restrengthen in the January transfer window.
Rumours have been circulating for weeks claiming the Spaniard is ready to make his exit from the St James’ Park unless he is allowed to bring in new faces this month. Such is not the case as Benitez has assured the fans he is in contact with the Magpies hierarchy and even without funds, he will see through the remainder of his contract.
The former Liverpool manager is known to be highly responsible with his contracts. To this day, he has never walked away from a football contract unless the club themselves fire him, which did happen at Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Benitez managed a remarkable save from relegation last term and has kept the club out of the bottom three as well. However, a battle survival is expected to hit off yet again this season with United simply 2 points away from the drop zones.
The report claims that Mike Ashley will only listen to Benitez’s demands in February since he has no plans of sanctioning any more funds mid-season. The relation between the two has always been strained due to this particular issue but Benitez still hopes of building a 10-year relationship with the Magpies, given the club is run properly.
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