Mike Ashley, in all his wisdom, has decided that he is just too good for the club t0 sell Newcastle United after all.
Incompetent owner refuses to sell
Newcastle issued this statement:
Newcastle United are delighted to announce that Chris Hughton has been named the permanent manager of the Club, his contract will run until the end of the 2010/11 season.
At the same time the Club has confirmed that it has been withdrawn from sale and is no longer on the market.
The Club had been trying to broker a deal with a number of prospective buyers in recent months however none of those deals came to fruition.
With regard to the possible sale of the Club to Barry Moat, that particular bid has now fallen through due to the cash price of £80M not being met.
In confirming the news, Mike Ashley stated that he is totally committed to the future success of Newcastle United (oh give me a break – please) and will be focusing on gaining promotion back to the Premier League. Mike will put a further £20M into the Club this week. Is that apology money to the fans?
Derek Llambias, Managing Director of Newcastle United, said:
We are delighted that Chris has accepted the post of full time manager. He has done a terrific job this season and we wish him every success for the rest of this season and beyond. He will continue to receive our full backing and support.”
Chris Hughton added:
“t is a very proud day for me to be named as the manager of this magnificent football club. I thank Mike and Derek for their support and will be doing everything in my power to get the Club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
“Having the unequivocal backing of the players has helped me enormously and I would also like to thank Colin Calderwood, Paul Barron and the rest of the backroom staff who have never been anything but tremendously supportive to me this season.”
Whilst confirming these two matters, Newcastle United now aims to move forward on and off the pitch.
The Club aims to maximise its commercial revenues; this includes renegotiating its Club sponsor and kit deal, which expire at the end of this season, as well as welcoming offers for the stadium naming rights for next season.
It’s really hard to know how you move forward when you have an owner like this still at the club. It is public rec0rd that he lies to the Newcastle fans – that’s when he decides to even speak to them.
He should be forcibly removed from the club he has brought into such disrepute and he is the worst owner ever to own a football club in England – fact!
This is a sad sad day for the famous Newcastle United club and notice there is nothing in this statement about putting the club up for resale in the summer.
Sorry – but I’m just not doing cartwheels over this incompetent and completely clueless owner staying on Tyneside. He’s an insult to Newcastle.
We’d be better off if Mickey Mouse was running the club.