director Rafael Benitez says he’s got rejected many offers to take control at other clubs, despite the possibility of larger budgets .

After a good streak in November, the Magpies have shrunk to within 2 points of their relegation zone, and have yet to generate signings in January.

“The reality is that we need to compete in a division when we can’t compete against Bournemouth, who are spending money.”

have equalled their lowest points tally after 2 1 matches of a season – they had 18 at this phase in 2015 16, when these were – amid ongoing uncertainty about a possible takeover.

Owner put up forsale in October 20 17 having bought the team 10 years earlier.

Supporters stayed out of their seats until the 11th minute of this game against in December to protest against Ashley’s 11-year tenure.

But former Valencia and boss Benitez insisted he failed to share the fans’ frustration over the absence of new signings, despite asserts he and Ashley usually do not speak right back.

“I said beforeI desired to come to England, to stay near my own family and then this bar has been a option, to take another of many best 10,”” that the 58-year-old added.

“Nevertheless I would like to do something here, I want to stay in England.

“I’m near my loved ones, the fans are fantastic, so you attempt to do something precisely. It’s a challenge, but it’s a hazard.”

Benitez was called director of the calendar month for November, with the Magpies beginning that the month 19th from the table with no wins out of their first 10 games, until three consecutive victories moved them out of the relegation zone.

But recent beats by and and brings with Watford and Fulham me an are currently seeking a primary win in five matches, plus they return to Benitez’s former team , now in fourth place, on Saturday.

“Forget about the top six, we must compete against the others and we need to be realistic,” said Benitez.

“That doesn’t mean you’re negative [however ] realistic – because you’ve got the knowledge.”