Having successfully defender Premier League status in their first year, Newcastle are now targeting a top-10 finish next term.
"To come up from the Championship and then finish mid-table - that's fantastic," he told the Sunday Sun.
"Of course we were disappointed to throw away that 10th place in the last minute, but I'm just so delighted we'll be playing Premier League football again next year.
"And that has to be the goal next year, top ten or above. We can do it."