By Aramide Oladipo
Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is confident that his side can have a successful Premier League campaign next season, and move on to challenge for trophies.
In his first full season in charge of the club, Benitez spearheaded Newcastle’s promotion back to the English top flight at the first attempt.
It will be Newcastle’s 22nd season in the Premier League and the 57-year-old Spanish manager will be starting his seventh campaign in the English top flight.
The Magpies will be looking to replicate their first two seasons in the Premier League after promotion in 2010.
They finished in 12th place in their first season back and that was followed up with a place in the Europa League as Alan Pardew led them to a fifth-placed finish in 2011/12.
Speaking with the Evening Chronicle, Benitez has delivered a message to the Newcastle fans stating the club are building for the future and they’re planning to bring in trophies in the near future.
“We will have normal meetings, talking about ideas and things that will happen in the future,” he said.
“We’re talking about a project and we’re not thinking about something that’s not possible.
“You have to start winning something and competing. We won something in the first year so you never know.
“I think we have already made steps forward. We have put the foundations down to build something bigger.”
Rafa Benitez knows a thing or two about picking up trophies, especially during his career in England when he won the Champions League and the FA Cup during his six year spell in charge of Liverpool.