Newcastle captain Michael Owen has talked to The Sun this morning, and asked that the mess that owner Mike Ashley has created at the Tyneside club, be sorted out quickly.
Michael Owen – wants Newcastle mess sorted out
The Newcastle captain said:
“The sooner we get out of this situation the better, so we can concentrate again on football.” “There is lots of speculation and it unsettles fans and players alike.”
“I think you always respond best when you’ve a manager in place, a focal point you answer to, perform for and try to impress. We’ve not got that at the minute.”
“Even our caretaker manager Chris Hughton, who has done a fantastic job and steadied the ship, says the sooner we can get it sorted the better.” “Everyone knows that, the owner knows that and I’m sure he’s working as hard as he can to bring some stability to the club.”
“It’s not just the managerial thing, it’s everything surrounding it — who the owner is going to be, whether Mike Ashley is going to continue or sell to someone else, whether he’s going to appoint a manager before that happens or after. Nobody knows.”
“What we do know is it would be nice to have a stable ship, as we did at the start of the campaign when we were all really excited about this season.”
Michael has also called on the Newcastle fans to keep supporting the side, and it will be interesting to see what the size of the crowd is at tonight’s game against Spurs in the Carling Cup 3rd round at St. James’ Park.
“It is always important to have them backing you and it will be great if they are behind us against Spurs. It’s difficult but we are all in this together.”
There is no more new news on the Nigerian’s consortium efforts to buy Newcastle United, although The Sun reports this morning that Kevin Keegan would be interested in returning to Newcastle as manager, if the consortium are successful in buying Newcastle United.