It looks like Keith Harris, who has been given the job of selling newcastle United as quickly as he can has made some good progress min just one week.
Keith Harris – serious offers coming for Newcastle United
It’s difficult to wade through the news in the gossip press and know which stories are true, but we were told that a consortium met with Ashley yesterday,a nd that was kind of backed up by Keith Harris being in Newcastle, having returnd from the Middle East on Newcastle business.
And tomorrow a consortium fronted by Freddy Shepherd and his son are set tom meet with Ashley so we hope some initial deal could be done.
We would have to hope that a decision up front is made soon so that Alan Shearer, or someone else can come in to manage the club, as we only have three weeks before players return for pre-season training.
Unless they just run aorund the field on their own, we will need some coaches at the club – wonder if anybody has explained that to Ashley?
And Keith Harris did talk about Shearer yesterday, and even feels there is still a chance he could become permanent Newcastle manager:
“Shearer is obviously a very charismatic figure in the area and Newcastle need some local interest,”
“He is a good commercial addition, certainly in terms of generating interest among the fans.”
“Whether he is the right man to lead the club back into The Premier League is something other people will express a view on, especially if there is going to be a change of ownership.”
From a business viewpoint, if Shearer was appointed manager the club would sell at least double the number of season tickets they would otherwise, but unless things improve dramatically not many Newcastle fans will want to buy season tickets for next season, until the Tyneside club sorts this mess out, and Ashley has left the building.
What a mess the club seems in right now, and this cannot be helping our chances of getting good players in during the summer.
Not to mention some of the players we would like to keep like Sebastien Bassong.
That has to be a big concern with Newcastle fans right now.