Sky Sports is now reporting that 44-year-old private equity fund manager Amanda Staveley, who runs PCP Capital Partners, is looking at potentially buying one of three Premier League clubs.
That seems to be the reason why she was at the Newcastle vs Liverpool game on Sunday afternoon, and she must have been impressed by what she saw at Newcastle, both on the field and from the crowd.
Amanda has excellent communication with Directors of many of the top English clubs and has wanted to invest in a Premier League club for some time.
It’s not clear if Amanda would be the sole owner of Newcastle but more likely she would lead a consortium of Middle East investors to buy Newcastle United FC.
Staveley is reported to have met with some Newcastle club officials after the game, and she was said to have been very impressed by the sold-out crowd of over 52,000 and the atmosphere created by the (great) Geordie fans.
Amanda Staveley – may lead consortium to bid for Newcastle United
From what we know, Amanda would be a popular owner at Newcastle if she lets Rafa Benitez get on with the job of making Newcastle United into a top team in Europe – aided maybe by Lee Charnley.
And the Chronicle are reporting today that Amanda is also said to have met with Rafa Benitez after the game on Sunday.
That was probably to ask the former Liverpool manager about how he really felt about staying on at Newcastle long term.
She has lots of experience in buying Premier League clubs since she was involved in Sheikh Mansour’s acquisition of Manchester City back in 2008.
She is said to be a fan of Liverpool FC and has tried twice unsuccessfully in attempts to buy Liverpool.
If she is a Liverpool fan then she will know all about Rafa Benitez, and that has to be a huge advantage for Newcastle that we have Rafa currently managing the club.
Not only that but he is doing extremely well, and his relationship with the fans is just superb.
Amanda must have been impressed with the flags on display in the Gallowgate end, so the work done by Gallowgate Flags was really worth the huge effort put in over the past few weeks.
A possible Newcastle takeover seems to be building with these reports in the press, and we would assume if this story is true, then Amanda Staveley may have already taken a close look at Newcastle’s financial records.
They should be in good order.
What do you think?