At 5.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, Newcastle United announced that a press conference would take place in 90 minutes time.

The club enigmatically giving no other clues apart from saying at 7pm to ‘stay tuned to Club channels for more…’

Official Newcastle United Statement

“Newcastle United have called a press conference at St. James’ Park for 7pm.

“Stay tuned to Club channels for more.”

Wednesday morning began with the usual ‘don’t worry, talks progressing’ messages regarding Rafa Benitez staying on in the Championship.

Late morning this changed to widespread reporting that Rafa Benitez had agreed to stay, with the likes of BBC Sport, The Times and Sky Sports, all saying they had been given the word that the Manager had seen his demands met by Mike Ashley.

Lunchtime today saw Rafa Benitez arrive back on Tyneside and was photographed walking back into St James Park.

So no we just await the official unveiling.

So alarms set for 7pm onwards…