Joe Kinnear has been kept up to date on the inside news surrounding the sale of Newcastle United.
Kevin Llambias – has kept Joe up to date with Newcastle sale situation
And he has been led to believe by Managing Director, Kevin Llambias, that today could be a big day in the sale of the club.
Joe is hoping the uncertainty at St James’ Park will be lifted a little today, which has been reported to be the deadline for firm bids for the club. But that has been denied outright by Keith Harris – so we’re a little surprised it’s still being reported that way.
However, Joe Kinnear is certainly expecting developments and thinks today could be a key day as he told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“I will probably be in the picture better after Friday,” “As far as I know from Mr (Keith) Harris, who is handling the situation, most of the offers will be coming in Friday. We will have a clearer picture then.”
“They have six or seven consortia talking to them.”“I have been in regular communication with (managing director) Derek Llambias. When I say regular, I mean maybe once a week.”
” He’s been telling me what the outlook of the club is, where we are and just clearing the air, letting everyone know exactly what is going on. I am led to believe Friday will be a big day. I think something may happen after that.”
From this week’s news, it certainly seems there is significant interest in the Tyneside club, and it would appear the credit crisis is having little impact on potential buyers. We also think this goes right against the negative news reports about Newcastle in the popular over the last few weeks.
Even now Newcastle United is a world-wide brand name in football, make no mistake about that.
We think that possibly within the next few days, the recommended buyer, or at least the short list will be unveiled, and then we will have some idea of what they plan for the club.
That will be good information for the Newcastle faithful, as we can see what they plan for the future of a great club.