There is still no new news on Michael Owen signing a contract at Newcastle United.
Michael Owen – no news on contract negotiations
Chris Mort was supposed to get going with that after the Ashley meeting on 9th May, to clear the air, following Kevinâ€™s comments after the Chelsea game.
Kevin of course was frustrated following the 2-0 defeat and said that Newcastle would have difficulty breaking into the top 4 in his 3 seasons at the club.
But now we hear Chris Mort will be stepping down from the job as Newcastle Chairman, and we fully expect Derek Llambias, currently Deputy Chairman, to take over within a couple of weeks.
But time is moving, and Kevin Keegan cannot be too pleased with the lack of progress made on keeping both Michael Owen and Steven Taylor at the club.
You would hope that Mort and Llambias would be working closely together right now, to soften the transition when Llambias finally takes over, but itâ€™s a mystery to us why contract negotiations are not going full steam ahead.
If Michael will not take a wage cut, as has been widely reported, we’d be better off knowing that sooner rather than later so we can adjust some of our priorities in the transfer market.
And with his virus Michael himself cannot be doing too much right now, having had to pull out of the England squad recently.
What do you think?