The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that Mike Ashley wants to sell the club.
Newcastle fans protesting yesterday
But before Newcastle fans get too pleased about this we doubt if this report today has any facts behind it, because it was odds on that at least one paper today would say that Ashley would sell the club.
Newcastle fans made it very clear that they are just fed up with Mike Ashley and Dennis Wise, and the mess they have brought to the club.
And the players don’t seem any better off, as it was plain to see yesterday, they were hardly ready to play against a poor Hull City side, and were surprisingly beaten 2-1.
But we think there’s just a couple of thing Mike can do now, and that is either to sell the club, or to reappoint Kevin and agree to whatever Keegan feels he should have control over, in terms of players coming into the club. Looks like he tried that on Friday night and failed.
The Newcastle United’s owner is now a hate figure on Tyneside since the departure of manager Kevin Keegan, and the Sunday Mirror says he is looking to sell the club in an autumn sale for £260M.
That figure is about right and will give Ashley around £40M profit on the deal, which has been a disaster for Newcastle United, who are now looking to have their 4th manager in 16 months.
The proverbial senior club insider said:
“Mike is finished with the club. He has no long- term interest and wants it sold.”
The news that Ashley met Keegan on Friday night in London had fans believing a peace deal could be struck and that Kevin might return, but there was no such deal.
The sooner Mike leaves the quicker somebody can get the club back on track, because yesterday the players themselves seemed dispirited and disjointed, at best.