Newcastle United news: Benitez swayed by fans, Ashley talks

Rafa Benitez last night met Mike Ashley for talks over staying on at Newcastle United.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th May 2016, 8:38 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 11:26 am
Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

It was the first time Benitez had met Ashley, who hadn't attended a home game all season.

Newcastle's hierarchy want the 56-year-old – who has a clause in his deal allowing him to leave in the wake of relegation – to rebuild the club in Championship.

That sentiment is shared by supporters, who chanted "Rafa Benitez, we want you to stay" throughout the match.

Meanwhile, Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino had a forgettable afternoon.

The result meant Arsenal climbed above his team and finished runners-up to Premier League champions Leicester City.

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