It seems that Mike Ashley at Newcastle, doesn’t need any help in getting club owners in the Premier League a bad name.
Mike Ashley – needs no help in giving owners a bad name
In his 42 months so far on Tyneside, he’s been successful in making a mockery of the Newcastle United club more than once, the last time being 9 days ago when he fired Chris Hughton.
And that was after Chris saved his bacon last season in getting Newcastle immediately promoted back to the PL. Some thanks.
But it seems the new Blackburn owners may even top Mike, or at least try, as they announced that Sam Allardyce was fired and that they want a marquee manager at the club, and want to quickly be in the top five in the league.
OK – well that’s really easy to do, and why only four clubs in the last 10 years have been able to consistently be in the top four.
At the same time they said they would take their time and up to two months, to make an appointment, and until than Steve Kean will be the caretaker manager.
So what do they think will happen to the Blackburn side during that time? And there’s already news that the Chairman almost resigned because of the Allardyce sacking, and the players are in complete disarray.
Venky’s (the company that owns Blackburn) chairwoman Anuradha Desai has admitted they are interested in Diego Maradona last night:
“We thought about Maradona as a coach after we took over.” “Talks were at the initial stage then, but there is no development on that front yet.”
“For now, the current coach will be the manager till the end of the season.” “There is no question of signing anyone for such a short time.”
We know Maradona is keen to take on a Premier League job, but is the Premier League really ready for The Diego Maradona Show?
The gossip press will love it because Diego’s just like Jose Mourinho – one news conference gives them headlines for days to come.
The Rao family own Venky’s, the company that owns Blackburn, and they want a big name manager – we suppose big Sam didn’t cut it – but it could be that West Han now want him.
But it seems they are doing a Mike Ashley, by making huge changes at the club, even more quickly than Mike did , and of course Sam was their first manager sacked in both cases.
How long will these billionaires be allowed to buy a club and run it as though it was a toy, for their own entertainment and pleasure – to the complete detriment of the club and to the dismay of the loyal supporters?
That’s a really good question.
Of course that’s what the NUST – Newcastle United Supporters Trust – is trying to solve, but it will take Ashley to leave before the NUST can achieve their goal of owning part of the Newcastle club, and getting some much needed representation of the supporters on the Newcastle board.
We think if these owners don’t corral their ways soon – then somebody – probably Michel Platini, current President of UEFA, will need to create some rules to control these people.
They have only two things in common – they are rich and know absolutely nothing about what it takes to run a football club.