Benitez’s heart telling him to stay at relegated Newcastle

Date published: Sunday 15th May 2016 6:08

Rafael Benitez: May not wave goodbye to Newcastle

Rafa Benitez has revealed he is open to staying at Newcastle despite their relegation to the Championship, but will “analyse” the situation.

The Spaniard was unable to retain the Magpies’ Premier League status, but his name was sung throughout the 5-1 shellacking of Tottenham at St James Park, and Benitez admitted he is tempted to continue in his role.

“I said before the game that I am really pleased with the fans, the staff, and people here,” said Benitez.

“My heart is telling me yes (to stay), it is a great opportunity, city and club but my brain is saying to analyse what is going on.

“I am really open to talking and see what happens. I have been in football all this time you want to be sure people love you and if you work hard that they recognise that you are trying your best and I have this here.

“I knew that every day when I walk in the streets. Everyone is so positive and the atmosphere today doesn’t surprise me too much. They were supporting for 90 minutes, I knew it would be like this and that is why I am so open to keep on talking.”

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