According to Mike Ashleyâ€™s close friend Paul Kemsley, the Newcastle United owner did not trust Sam Allardyce to bring in the players he thought could turn around Newcastle’s flagging season.
Mike Ashley – wants his own man to manage Newcastle United
That in some way explains the timing of Samâ€™s dismissal so when Mikeâ€™s new manager comes in we expect him to bankroll the manager during the January window. But Mike also needs to appoint somebody quickly, since we have but 21 days left in the transfer window.
Ashley certainly backed Sam Allardyce even though he had been appointed before the billionaire’s takeover last June. But some of the plkayers like Barton, Smith, Cacapa and Enrique have struggled this season, to make the impact expected. Not to mention what has happened to Joey Barton recently, which cannot have helped Big Sam.
Payl Kemsley, the former Tottenham vice-chairman, believes Mike was unwilling to do what he did in the summer again – during the January transfer window.
Paul Kemsely told BBC Radio Five Live today:
“Mike has put Â£250million into the club and is about to invest more, no doubt, in the window, and I suspect he wants to invest that in his own man and his own team,”
“People have got realize that Sam Allardyce was not Mike’s choice, Mike bought the club with him already employed.â€
“Mike took the view that he is in the job, let’s see if he can deliver what I want, which is good-quality, attacking football and to win games. I’ll give him time to see if he can deliver that.”
Ashley has been widely criticized for the timing of Allardyce’s exit, and may have been swayed too much by Newcastle fans, whom he has joined for the last few games in the stands. We think that indeed that is a good possibility of what happened, because you can bet your life that he didnâ€™t hear complimentary things about Big Sam. Also, it looks like Sam is willing to bankroll his new manager and it looks like it may be an exciting time for Newcastle fans, once the new manager is appointed.
“”Mike’s a very considered guy” â€œIt (running Newcastle) is certainly costing a lot more initially than he thought it would. He, along with everybody else at Newcastle, wants to see good-quality football, they want to win, and he’s a winner.â€
“It’s a difficult decision whenever you get rid of a manager and there are always a thousand opinions. But he thought about it and decided it was in the best interests of the football club.â€
“I know Mike well enough to know he doesn’t make decisions rashly. He will know where he’s going, he will stick to his plans and deliver what he believes will please the Newcastle fans.
“If you give him time, he will deliver exactly what the Newcastle fans want. I’m sure he’s got a plan.”
The next shoe to fall is for Mike and Chris to appoint a new manager, and then we can expect him to bring in a number of new players.
We will continue to bring in youngsters like the 3 we brought in this week – Ben Tozer, Wesley Baheng and Tamas Kadar. That’s whatÂ Chris Mort and Mike started at the club and that excellent policy will continue.