Iranian businessman Sirous Mahjoob on Thursday was linked with buying Newcastle United, yet we have been unable to find out too much about this man.
Yet even in today’s Evening Chronicle there is a report that Derek LLambias will be meeting with the alleged Iranian business tycoon about closing the deal to buy the Tyneside club.
We wonder aloud if this is yet another ruse because we can find no information about this man at all on the inernet.
Usually you can find out information on the internet about anything or anybody – as long as they exist that is.
In an interview with Iranian news agency ILNA, the UAE-based tycoon said that he would hope that the deal to buy the famous Newcastle United club deal would help to strengthen Iranian football.
“My purpose in buying Newcastle is to help Iranian football,”
“Without any question my love and passion for my country has made me want to create a bridge and a good relationship between Iranian football and British football.”
“With this I could be part of making Iranian football grow.”
Until we find out more on this man we should probably take all this with a large pinch of salt because some of the interview gets a little odd.
Mahjoob also said that one of his goals was to use Iranian players and coaches at Newcastle, and revealed that he has approached Ali Daei, a former Iranian International, with a view to having him in a coaching role at the Tyneside club.
The interview continued:
“Ali Daei is a definite priority for coaching the Newcastle team for the first season,”
“Daei is one of my close friends and we have had short conversations together, although we haven’t had serious talks with regards to this.”
“After we purchase the club we will talk with Daei in regards to his presence.”
It could be we are all so thirsty for good news on Newcastle, that we are prone to be taken in (again) by some spoof, so we’re really not sure right now if this phantom Sirous Mahjoob even exists.
However Llambias did say there were a number of interested parties closing in on a deal early next week, so maybe it is true, but we doubt it.
At least we live in renewed hope that somebody will buy the club next week, because anything will be better than Mike Ashley and the current lot in charge, who have shamed the Newcastle club, its fans and its players.
They have been worse than hopeless over the last 12 months.
Comments very welcome.
PS – if anybody can find any legitimate information on this man – please let us know.
Written from Paris – France.