Mike Ashley has once again promised Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez "every penny generated by the club'' as he attempts to persuade him to remain at St James' Park.
Sunday's 3-0 home win over Chelsea saw the Magpies end their first campaign back in the top flight with a more than creditable 10th-place finish, but with Benitez's presence beyond the remaining 12 months of his existing contract still uncertain.
However, as the club attempts to negotiate an extension, owner Ashley has expressed his gratitude...
NEWCASTLE, England -- Three quick thoughts on Newcastle's 3-0 Premier League win over Chelsea at St James' Park on Sunday.
1. Chelsea's top-four hopes die with a whimper
The final day of the Premier League season was always likely to end in disappointment for Chelsea, but the manner of their surrender to Newcastle provided a fitting end to an utterly miserable 2018 for Antonio Conte.
Chelsea could not be certain walking onto the St James' Park pitch that the Brighton win over Liverpool...
Ayoze Perez struck twice to end Chelsea's faint hopes of Champions League qualification as Newcastle secured a top-10 finish on their return to the Premier League.
The Blues, who face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next Saturday, simply did not turn up for what many believe could be Antonio Conte's final league game at the helm and were beaten 3-0 at St James' Park.
Dwight Gayle headed the home side into a 23rd-minute lead they richly deserved, and Perez's second-half double ended a run of...