Graeme Souness, who would hardly win any popularity contests on Tyneside, has said today that he believes Michael Owen will walk away from Newcastle United next year.
Michael Owen – Souness expects him to walk away from Newcastle
Former Newcastle manager Graeme Souness has today said he is convinced that Newcastle United captain Michael Owen will seek a move away from Tyneside next year.
Of course things at the club are the worst they’ve been for many a year, and that’s saying something, so it’s hard to think the players right now have a positive view on the mess that’s Newcastle United Football Club right now, through no fault of their own .
Graeme Souness, who spent 16 months managing Newcastle United before he was sacked by then Chairman Freddy Shepherd, told the Daily Star today:
“I don’t think Michael Owen will be alone in thinking that he should leave the club as soon as he can.”
“Kevin (Keegan) was an extremely popular manager at St James’ Park. Michael will be one of a number of Newcastle players who’ll be looking at the situation very closely.”
“All the players will be looking at their futures at the club in the light of what’s happened.”
We don’t disagree with what Graeme says in this particular case, becasuse the situation at Newcastle United right now is completely untenable.
But we live in hope, and that hope is that the current regime will sell up and move out very quickly, as they have promised the fans. Then if the new owner can bring Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott and Adam Sadler back into the fold, things will improve dramatically.
The situation would become even better if the new owners keep whatever initial promises they make to Kevin, and even give him some transfer money to spend, to boost the threadbare squad.
That’s exactly what the current regime have not done, and as far as Newcastle United fans are concerned, they are history – and the quicker they become history the better it will be for everybody really concerned with the club.
Wishing and Hoping.
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