Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez wants to stay at the club for the next “five or 10 years” as long as he continues to receive the backing of the club’s owners, Sky Sports reports.

The Spaniard took charge of the Magpies in 2016 but failed to stop the side from suffering relegation from the Premier League.

Benitez did however secure his side’s return to the top flight at the first time of asking, before securing an impressive 10th place Premier League finish last season.

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Benitez is keen to stay at the club for the foreseeable future and is currently in discussions with owner Mike Ashley over a contract extension.

However, the club’s recruitment policy has often caused tension between the pair, 58-year-old Benitez speaking out about his concerns.

I’d like to stay here for five years or 10 years if it’s possible because I can see the potential, the fans and the city. Everybody (needs to be) pushing in the right direction.

But we have to do things like I imagine has to be done in a football club.

Newcastle have already secured the services of three players this summer after completing deals for Ki Sung-Yueng and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka permanently and Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.

However, the Spaniard is keen to add further additions to his squad ahead of another upcoming Premier League campaign.

If you are ready and you do what you have to do there is plenty of time. It’s just to be sure when you go for a player you make sure you sign him.

You don’t want to waste too much time so you know more or less then you go (for it) and that’s it.