Rafa Benitez has met the media ahead of the match against Tottenham.

With fans only waiting for one question to be answered…the manager gave an answer of sorts.

Rafa confirmed that he has had talks with the club about his future BUT there is nothing finalised yet and he expects a decision to be reached within the next two weeks.

The good thing is that Rafa Benitez says that he is open to the idea of staying on at Newcastle United.

So now we only have to wait to see if Mike Ashley agrees to create a platform that is acceptable to the former Real Madrid boss…

Rafa Benitez:

“Obviously I am disappointed to be relegated because we cannot achieve what we wanted to achieve.

“We have another game to play and have to be as professional as we can and do things the right way.

“We have trained well the last two or three days, in the circumstances. We have to be fair in the team selection.

“We will have more meetings. The things that have been said have been positive and we will continue to have meetings.

“I want the same as the fans – a successful team, a strong team and to get promoted to the Premier League as soon as possible.

“If I am here and discussing things, it is because there is a chance (of staying at Newcastle), we have to keep on talking.

“If I do decide to come here, it is because it is a massive club and we have the fans.”