Benitez said: “This club has all the components that we were looking for to start a new chapter with the maximum motivation.
“Among the directors of the club I have found people who value my track record, such as the chairman of the Wanda Group, Mr. Wang, who is keen to grow this club as much as possible, develop a tremendous project and support this growth with all the necessary resources.
“We share the same ambition of developing a great project here and leave a legacy in Dalian.”
In a statement released on social media on Monday, Benitez claimed Newcastle chiefs failed to share the same vision as him.
Asked if the talks had been positive, he replied: “Yes. I can say yes, it seems that things are at least moving forward, and we will see if something is right at the end.
“I know the fans are supporting me and the fans are trying to convince me to stay and they try to go for the emotional way, like they did the first year.
“I know that and I appreciate that. I am really pleased with that because I am happy in the city, I am happy here and as I have said before, the staff, everybody is doing a very good job and we are very comfortable here.”
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