'For this I am the first person to answer for this as I am the coach of this team and I am the first person to answer for this game'.
"We have really pushed on and we have finished top half of the table and hopefully at the start of next season, we'll look at building more".
Ashley's plea for Benitez to remain on Tyneside came in a statement issued within hours of the final whistle in his side's 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, which ended a run of four successive defeats and secured a 10th-place Premier League finish.
Speculation is rife that Conte will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, but asked if the final will be his last game in charge, he replied: "Do you think so?" We have six days to change our approach, [to find] our desire and our will to fight.
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"He has been so good at what he does I've nearly run out of things to say about this player", Crooks told BBC Sport. No, I don't think it will be.
The dethroned Premier League Champions Chelsea have been linked with a potential appointment of Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, ex-Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.
'For sure we did not play a good game, ' he stated.
"I am repeating always the same thing; I am committed to this club", he said. Had the Champions League truly been on the line it would have been very hard to take. This season, until he left, he helped me a lot.
Kante helped Chelsea FC to keep Liverpool FC's attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah muted in west London.