"I still have one year left on my contract", he said.
Supporters chanted "Rafa Benitez, we want you to stay" during the game. "I think I've come on leaps and bounds in that aspect, how to deal with things differently; he pulls me aside and says you can't always be this way, you've got to adapt to different people's personalities - he's worked with Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry".
The Blues' hopes of playing in next season's Europe topflight competition faded away when they drew 1-1 to Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
When Rafa joined he reignited something that has been missing from the club for years and with him here, he has ignited the passion or spirit in others.
"We were all working together to achieve what we wanted to achieve, which is success for the club".
In a statement issued a little more than two hours after the final whistle, the sportswear tycoon said: "I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season". For the fantastic support and your presence every single game. "Whoever he decides to go for, it's up to him and congratulations to the players who do go". Gareth Southgate will name his England squad for the World Cup on May 16, and both he and Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles may feel they have an outside chance of being given a place on the plane to Russian Federation.
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Chelsea had a chance to claim a Champions League spot for next season, but they downed their tools in the most hapless fashion.
However, he has made no secret of his desire to see his ambition matched by the club if he is to stay, a theme to which he returned immediately after the game.
"Newcastle showed great desire, a great will to fight, a great will to take three points and to finish this season in the best possible way".
Chelsea FC will look to try and end the season with a trophy by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final at the end of the month.
But one thing is for sure, Jonjo Shelvey is destined for greater things if he can remain honest.