The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Chris Hughton is ready top take over Newcastle, should Alan Shearer lose his patience and stop waiting for the Newcastle owner to do something – anything!
Mike Ashley – a clear and present danger to Newcastle United
That would be absolutely ridiculous, but no worse than what has gone on at the club since Newcastle were relegated 18 days ago. The answer – nothing much.
There have been overwhelming calls form fans and others to appoint Alan Shearer as manager quickly, but when did Ashley and Llambias ever listen to fans?
They wouldn’t even talk to them from September through December last year, for heaven’s sake.
Ashley took action in the first week after relegation by sacking 150 non-playing staff, and he followed that by placing all the first team squad up for sale.
Facts suggest this man has completely lost control of the situation, and the sooner he relinquishes his ownership of the club, the better for all concerned.
All concerned for the health and welfare of the Newcastle club that is, that Ashley has taken down into the mud this last year, and he doesn’t seem to have finished yet.
Chris Hughton has a couple of years left on his Newcastle contract and presumably will take pre-season training on July 1st, in the absence of any action from the owner.
We believe these recent actions by Ashley will be seen in the business world as less than sound, and his standing (if he ever had one) will take a beating because of this. He looks a man completely out of control and even spiteful to Newcastle and its fans.
The Evening Chronicle approached Llambias today, but even though he said he would talk regularly to the fans from last January, he refused any comment – once again.
There comes a time when these two cannot be allowed to take the Newcastle club down any further and that time is coming very shortly.
If these two don’t mend their ways and issue some statement about what really is happening, and what their intentions are say in the next month, then something will need to be done to force these two to show their plans – if they have any.
They also owe Shearer an answer which he’s waited for for over two weeks now, but they don’t seem to have the guts to tell him they will not give him the job – so the Newcastle ship stays adrift on the ocean.
The Newcastle fans, who still attended home games on average of 48,000 last season, can hardly allow this man to take the Newcastle United club down too much further, which seems his sole purpose of the last 3 weeks.
We are already once again a laughing stock of the land – once gain.