Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has no doubts about Mike Ashley deserving the criticism he is getting from the Newcastle United Faithful.
Mike Ashley has made a terrible mess of things at Newcastle since the January transfewr window closed, and after demonstrations from fans last Saturday has decided to sell the club.
Ans Dave Whelan knows Ashley from his days running JJB.
“The fans up there eat, breathe and live for one thing, and that is Newcastle United.”
“Unless you put your whole heart into it, are a 100% Geordie and are backing them, they will give you some stick. He has got it, and he deserves it.”
“I know Mike Ashley quite well as I was running JJB when he was with Sports Direct, and he is a bit unusual.” “He is a very good retailer, but at managing a football club, no.”
“Especially with him being a Tottenham supporter and then going up to Newcastle, a club that is a different kettle of fish to most in the land.”
The sooner Mike Ashley can get a buyer for the club, the sooner the Newcastle fans will be able to take one huge sigh of relief – yes – it’s that bad right now.