Newcastle boss Benitez admits he had Spain offer

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park

Benitez was approached to take temporary charge in Russian Federation after the shock sacking of Julen Lopetegui two days before their opener against Portugal, says The Sun.

Starsport understands the Spanish Football Association contacted the Magpies over Benitez's short-term availability.

Hierro has since departed the Spanish FA, who have appointed former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as the new manager.

Benitez has admitted in the past that the national job does appeal to him.

Benitez, speaking at the Magpies' training camp in Ireland, said: "I don't think it's an issue with my contract". There was a chance.

Benitez's future is now in doubt as he waits for a significant breakthrough on the transfer front at St James' Park.

Everton's Croatian striker Nikola Vlasic reacts during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool north west England on October 22
Rafa Benitez admits Newcastle must sell before they buy as Spaniard looks to rebuild Magpies

Rafael Benitez admits he will have to "wheel and deal" this summer if he is to get the men he wants to rebuild Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez must sell to buy at Newcastle United this summer - and that has thrown his long-term future into fresh doubt.

"(I have) to manage the players who have value in the market and see if we can find some players at the right price.

"We have to be realistic with our budget, and then maybe sell some players and buy some players". Unfortunately we wheel and deal, it's the way for us'. We have to adapt.

Newcastle's business so far this summer is indicative of the Spaniards comments with Ki Sung-yueng arriving on a free from Swansea, winger Kenedy returning for a second season on loan from Chelsea, and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka signing from Sparta Prague for £4m.

The Toon kick off their Premier League campaign by hosting Tottenham on August 11.

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