Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez insists he won't quit
Benitez was believed to be considering his future at St James’ Park as he was unhappy with Newcastle’s January transfer dealings.
The Spaniard had been hoping to sign former Magpies winger Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace, but a deal failed to materialise.
But Benitez insists he is not planning to quit and is focused on guiding Newcastle back top the Premier League.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wanted to bring Andros Townsend to the club in January
"I will not quit, I will not leave because I am happy or not happy,” Benitez said.
“I am ready to fight and to try and get the three points in the next game to get promotion at the end of the season.
"We have finished the transfer window and we have a good squad and I have confidence in them.
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“My priority is to make sure we are ready for the next game against Derby, that's it.
"I am just trying to make sure the players, the staff and everyone is pushing in the same direction. So, we need the fans and the experience with this club has been quite complicated for the fans, owner, players and staff.
"We cannot make the same mistakes. We all have to push in the same direction and at every game, with everybody available, that we are giving 100 per cent.
"At the end of the season, I expect us to win promotion and we will enjoy and be happy. We cannot be blaming each other now after the transfer window, we have to be sure that we concentrate on getting three points from every game."