Hopes of a sale of the Newcastle United club have been played down this morning, and isn’t it time a full time manager was appointed, as this thing could go on another 6 months or more.
Time for dynamic duo to appoint a full time manager
Hopes had been lifted over the weekend with talk that Dubai International Capital – who had previously been previously linked with Liverpool – were interested in buying Newcastle, but this has been played down to the local Evening Chronicle by Mike Ashley’s people.
And so too has talk of a local consortium with Middle East backing coming in imminently backing Tyneside businessman Barry Moat.
Moat is one of Newcastle’s best corporate customers and renewed his plush executive box last year for a five-year period. The funds were then pumped right into the club’s Academy.
However, a source close to Ashley has told the Chronicle:
“I would guide people well away from the link with Dubai International Capital.”
“The reality is there is nothing there on that.” “The club is still up for sale and the asking price is £100m.”
“To ask how long it will take is almost an impossible question to answer.” “It could go through in due course – or it could take six months.”
With Seymour Pierce’s Keith Harris now back from vacation we may get an update this week, but we’re not holding our breath and from what we can see on the outside a sale looks a million miles away.
And with less than four weeks in which to buy new players it’s time a full time manager was appointed.
Ashley has to assume that a sale will not go though before the end of this month and it is his responsibility now to ensure the club is equipped for the rigors of a Championship season.
It always has been this summer and in the 10 weeks that have passed so far, Mike’s done nothing on that front, but time is now running out.
A new manager is needed because somebody needs to decide which players will be brought into the club, and soon.
We wouldn’t be at all surprised if a new full time manager is in place before the end of this week.
Wishing and hoping. 😀