Sevilla defender Ivica Dragutinovic insists the chance to win more silverware was behind his decision to renew his contract with the Andalusian club.
The 31-year-old Serbian international penned a new deal on Monday which ties him to Sevilla until June 2011.
Newcastle were one of the clubs who were reportedly interested in the left-sided defender this summer, but Dragutinovic is not sorry he stayed at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
'If I had gone to Newcastle I would have earned much more money than here. I did not sign for Newcastle because it is difficult to win something there, I know that I am not going to play in the Champions League or lift a title,' he added on his club's website.
'In Sevilla there is always ambition, always the desire to win, for me this is why I stayed here, with my family, with the best fans in the world, with my team-mates and with this ambitious club.
'We have a better team than last year. We need to get back Javi Navarro soon, because he is a leader which is what we need. We need everyone, Enzo (Maresca) as well, because it is a long season and there are many games.
'We have quality, great footballers and the best fans in the world.'