Soccer-Benitez refuses to guarantee staying on as Newcastle boss
"No, I cannot guarantee anything. I have not considered leaving," Benitez said when reporters asked him if he would stay on and see out his contract. Benitez has been at loggerheads with club owner Mike Ashley over transfer strategy with three days left before the transfer deadline, but he does not want to abandon the club and its fans with the side two points above the relegation zone.
"I am a professional and I want to do things well. I decided to stay in the Championship, to do my job and finish my job in the way that I like to do things," Benitez added. "I have some principles and I will try to do things properly."