Newcastle fan must be asking the question what happens this week if the Banker’s cannot come up with a business plan that incorporates Alan Shearer’s wage and other demands as Newcastle manager?
Joe Kinnear – could return as Newcastle interim manger – what?
The Newcastle Journal says today that if that happens Ashley could well appoint Joe Kinnear in the interim, at least until the club is sold.
As we continue to point out – this is deja vu all over again – is this Groundhog Day or what? 😀
But that would be stupid, unless Joe’s the manager the new owners appoint, becasue why let an interim manager bring in players the new manager may not want. Ashley seems to have the knack of really screwing thing up – doesn’t he?
Joe Kinnear filled the manager’s role for four months, from lat September, following the exit of Kevin Keegan. But then just before the WBA game he was sent to hospital with heart trouble – has been recovering at home and will be given the job if a buy-out does not materialise in the next month.
That’s another crucial event that had it not happened – we think we’d be safe right now – but of ocuyrse Joe worked his socks off for the team, and his old heart trouble returned.
And there was confusion yesterday as to whether the new owner would need to pay the 100M back that Mike loaned the club to pay down thier debts.
A senior United official told the Newcastle Journal today:
“Mike does not want the £100M loan back, he just wants to sell up and get out of there. He has lost more than £150M and we have informed Keith Harris to find a buyer. “
“We have been told there has been interest from a few groups already and so hopefully things will move along quickly.”
“We are still hoping the issues with Alan can be resolved, but it is in the hands of the bankers now and we have to wait until they make a decision.”
“They will decide whether they are acceptable within the financial constraints relegation has brought.”
So this would be fantastic buy for a new owner – Alan Shearer waiting in the wings and a club that gets 52,000 in home gates – yes and that could still be true next season, with some success.
And it’s good to hear there has already been interest from a few buyers, because a quick deal – but only with decent buyers – is crucial to Newcastle’s success next season – and in seasons ahead.
So key this week, is whether the bankers can do the deal – but as Alan has said – and we agree, the Newcastle mansion is burning – and every day that passes is another room burned .
How big is the mansion and how many rooms do we have in it – would be a very good question right now.
We’ll need to hope all this “stuff” sorts itself out quickly – for the good of the Newcastle club and their fantastic fans, who hardly deserve any of this nonsense.