The People is reporting today that Mike Ashley last night broke his silence in the Newcastle turmoil via a statement issued by Newcastle United.
Mike Ashley – will not back down
Mike Ashley has finally attempted to hit back after Keegan claimed he was forced to resign because he was undermined by Dennis Wise and senior club officials, who bought and sold players without his prior approval.
Ashley seems to be trying to prove that Keegan broke his contract by quitting the club, and therefore owes £2M to Newcastle, for breaking the rules of his contract. Obviously this is not love fest between the two of them.
Ashley has said that Kevin knew his job description when he accepted the job last January 16th, after Sam Allardyce had been sacked at the club.
A statement released on Ashley’s behalf last night by the club in part said:
“It is a fact that Kevin Keegan agreed to report to a Director of Football.”“It is a fact Kevin Keegan agreed not to communicate with the media in relation to the acquisition or disposal of players.”
Yet Ashley’s words go against what Director of Football Dennis Wise said when he was brought into the club.
“I’m not going to bring players in behind his Keegan’s back,” “Everything that happens here will be run by him and he will say yes or no.”
And Chairman Chris Mort also said that Kevin would have final say on who comes and goes at the club.
Sources close to Ashley are saying he will not back down, so it looks as though, as usual, the losers will be the good name of the club, and the faithful Newcastle fans – but what’s knew?
What a ridiculous state of affairs now exists at this club – it’s an absolute disgrace to the Newcastle faithful and the public of Newcastle.