Rafa Benitez has confirmed he is yet to receive a formal offer from the Newcastle United hierarchy.
The Spanish manager’s existing contract is up for expiry at the end of this season and he already made up his mind to extend his association with the Magpies. There had been concerns over his imminent future as Benitez had a fallout with owner Mike Ashley over the disbursal of transfer funds.
It had seemed the manager would not be considering a contract renewal but things have changed over the last couple of months as players with the likes of Miguel Almiron and Antonio Barreca arrived in the winter transfer window to add more strength to the side.
On being asked if there is any new update regarding his contractual position the manage answered, “Not really. Today was about the game. The day we have any news, we’ll let you know.
“Every day counts because in the end you want to do everything possible to start working. But we will see.
“This morning I saw Lee (Charnley, managing director). We talk every week. I’m relaxed. It’s not depending on me. I am waiting.
“It’s very clear: everyone has his own ideas. What do we want to do in the future? That is the key.
“If we have different visions, we’ll have to find a point in between that we are happy with, if not we have to talk and try and move forward as soon as possible.”