The Premier League is over for another season, with Newcastle ending the campaign strongly with a 4-0 win against Fulham on Sunday. "I want to use that experience to help the club be successful and move things forward".
He lost his first five games in charge as Fulham were relegated from the Premier League, but then won three of the next four matches.
He said he was delighted to take the job full-time and added: "I thank the chairman for entrusting me with this responsibility, as well as the support and encouragement that both he and [vice-chairman] Tony Khan have provided me".
The Magpies put in a stellar display against Liverpool in their previous game, but were undone by a Divock Origi goal that came from a dodgy free-kick call. "I thought it was a great team performance and we thoroughly deserved the three points". "He didn't say anything special, but was congratulating the team".
'Those early goals took it right out of us, but I'm not sure the goals reflect the game, ' Parker said.
The Newcastle fans will hope the club can sign him on a permanent deal as the Venezuelan has impressed with his hold up play and output this season. "Proud and really pleased yes, but it was not the flawless game". At least I've finished with a good performance and a goal. We will meet hopefully this week and see where we are.
"Unless Newcastle resolve Rondon's future by the end of this month, then the Magpies could find themselves in the far-from ideal position of holding discussions with West Bromwich Albion while the forward is away on global duty. And, if he makes the final 23 for the tournament, as he nearly certainly will, then Rondon could be in Brazil until the end of the first week of July - which is after Newcastle resume pre-season training".
It is unlikely Benitez will make too many changes to the lineup.
"Now is the time to enjoy and the fans go back happy".