NUSC, the Newcastle United Supporters’ Club, has issued a timely statement late this afternoon, expressing growing concern for the club’s future, and asking Mike Ashley to appoint Alan Shearer as manager at the club.
The statement issued by the NUSC reads as follows:
“It is vital that Mike Ashley acts quickly to quash the rumour and hearsay that surrounds the appointment of Alan Shearer as our manager. “
“Alan understands the club, and, most importantly, understands the fans, and can only be seen as a serious selling point for our club. “
“Mr Ashley can resolve the relative instability at the club by making a decision that will make Newcastle United a more saleable asset by appointing Alan, and NUSC and its 1,200 members would call for him to act quickly and make this happen. “
“This decision will allow Mr Ashley to bring to a close his tenure at Newcastle with a positive decision for the club’s future, and it can only help his sale of the club. “
“This is an opportunity to show the fans that their voice is being heard in the corridors of power at St James’s.”
We applaud the NUSC for issuing the statement, which hits the mark in our view, and their timing is immaculate. We have to hope it alerts Mike to what is a growing concern with fans about the state of the famous Newcastle club.
It’s been hard enough dealing with relegation, never mind the increased instability the club has been put in, over these last two weeks.
Derek Llambias is due to meet with Alan tomorrow, and Shearer is due to return from his short holiday to Portugal sometime today.
We’ll hope for some good news tomorrow, but we will not be holding our breath.