There are signs that Mike Ashley is taking a much more hands on approach at Newcastle, after the club has been on a decidedly downward track since Christmas,
Worried looking Mike Ashley
While it looked almost a certainty that Newcastle would finish in the top half of the table a few months ago, that’s no longer the case, with Stoke City and Crystal Palace breathing down our necks – but some would say they’ve been cheating – they’ve been winning games.
That’s certainly not the case at Newcastle, and for the first time ever we have lost five Premier League games in a row, and it seems that Mike Ashley knows this summer transfer season is going to be very important for the club.
Mike has already held a number of meetings with Lee Charnley, who has been put in place to get something done in the summer, after the disastrous tenure of Joe Kinnear as the Director of Football, which was mercifully brought to an end in early February.
Loic Remy, Dan Gosling, Romain Amalfitano, Conor Newton, Luuk de Jong, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabriel Obertan and Shola Ameobi will all very likely leave the club this summer, and there are others who could also leave.
And since it seems Ashley is planning for a big transfer window in the summer, now could be the time to bring in a new manager, if he decides that – for the second season running – Alan Pardew has not met expectations on Tyneside.
74% of fans in our poll would like to see the now available Davide Moyes brought in – and David was thought at one time to be the perfect manager for a Mike Ashley run Newcastle.
He got things done and had great success at Everton, with a very small amount of money available for new players.
David’s had a terrible time of it at Manchester United this season of course, and was officially sacked yesterday, and it would seem like a window of opportunity is available for Newcastle.
But we have no idea if Mike Ashley still believes in Alan Pardew, and the news is that Mike will be back in England from Florida in the next day or two.
However, we would also expect David Moyes to be given a new job somewhere fairly soon, so he can get back into football in July and restore his reputation.
It could be exciting for our fans, if that was at Newcastle United.
What do you think?