The Sunday Mirror today has the audacity to suggest Chris Mortâ€™s statement yesterday could get Newcastle United into trouble with the Premier League. More complete and utter nonsense from the Mirror.
Chris Mort – Newcastle Chairman did everything legally – of course
The Sunday Mirror today had the following to say about Chris Mort’s official statement made yesterday, regarding the Harry Redknapp saga:
“Rival clubs will be astonished by a revelation in Newcastle’s official statement.”
It said – “We can confirm that Harry Redknapp is one of the people the club has spoken to.”
“If Newcastle have approached Premier League bosses without permission they may be accused of making an illegal approach and face disciplinary action.”
Of course what the Sunday Mirror conveniently omits from their story are various statements by Peter Storrie, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Football club, stating that Newcastle had indeed made a formal approach for Harry and that he was sleeping on it over Friday night.
And then of course, Peter issued this statement yesterday lunchtime on behalf of the Portsmouth Football Club, about Harry’s decision:
â€œHe thought about it overnight and decided to stay,â€ â€œHe wants to stay in the job heâ€™s been doing so brilliantly.â€
It could hardly have been an illegal approach if Storrie has commented several times on the move publicly. More Utter tripe and sensationalism from the Sunday Mirror.