The Telegraph is reporting today that source close to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley have told them he is not happy with Newcastle’s form this year – and the results have taken a turn for the worse in 2014.
Mike Ashley – alarmed at results
We have lost 13 of the last 18 games and have failed to score in 12 of them – and those are terrible results in anybody’s book.
Mike Ashley has met with Alan Pardew and Lee Charnley a couple of times about summer transfers, but they would likely go ahead whoever the new manager is, and Pardew will need to persuade Mike Ashley at the end of the season he is still the right person for the job.
And news that Mike Ashley tried to recruit David Moyes form Everton twice, and he holds the former Manchester United manager in the highest regard.
It turns out he tried to sign Moyes after Kevin Keegan left in 2008, and then again after Chris Hughton was surprisingly fired in December of 2010.
Both times Davide Moyes did not want to leave Everton, but things are different now, and with Ashley funding a big transfer drive this summer with some big money available to spend – if Newcastle did go after Moyes, they could persuade the Glaswegian to sign on at Newcastle.
So there;s two things – one is that Mike Ashley is alarmed at the Newcastle results this year, and that’s hardly surprising, but the other is that he is a long-term fan of Davide Moyes.
Things could be happening behind the scenes, and it makes the final three games of the season for Newcastle very important to Alan Pardew, that;s for sure.
But he already knows that.
What do you think?