Amanda Staveley To Have Further Talks On Newcastle Takeover In Next Few Days

The Telegraph and Luke Edwards are reporting today that Amanda Staveley met with top Newcastle United officials Lee Charnley, Keith Bishop, and Justin Barnes in the Newcastle United Boardroom on Sunday after the game.

Keith Bishop is Mike Ashley’s PR rep, Lee is the Managing Director, and Justin Barnes is the man appointed by Ashley to oversee a sale of Newcastle if one materializes.

And it seems she wants to have further meetings soon with the Newcastle hierarchy regarding a potential takeover of the club.

Justin Barnes job is also to make sure the financial books are in good shape so that any takeover can move quickly and not get bogged down.

There were also reports yesterday that Amanda had a talk with manager Rafa Benitez after the game on Sunday.

The talks are at an early stage, but the Telegraph are reporting things have moved forward since Sunday.

Amanda was also a guest of Newcastle and not of former Liverpool and Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish as previously reported.

The talks at the moment are simply tentative as Amanda gets the information she needs to see if she wants to pursue the acquisition to any further level.

The fact that she is able to communicate directly with Justin Barnes is thought to be an important development.

It is still not really known whether Ashley is willing to sell the club outright or whether he is only looking for a cash injection into the club as an investment.

With Newcastle’s future looking bright financially as long as we can keep Rafa Benitez as the manager, we suspect Ashley will want to keep control so he will want to keep at least 51% of the club.

These are the types of questions Amanda Staveley will be asking in the next few days.

Ashley will likely be a difficult person to negotiate with since he will no doubt try to get the best deal possible for himself if he does decide to sell Newcastle outright.

Staveley was of course at the game on Sunday, and that was reported heavily, but she was also at the last home game when we beat Stoke City 2-1, according to the Telegraph report.

We should know shortly whether Amanda Staveley’s interest in buying Newcastle is a serious one.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Good dog Ed
    pick up the bone and run

    Ron Knee
    The items in the Telegraph are by Luke Edwards
    who has the same source as you and me viz:-

    Caulkin on twatter

  • Veltman

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Ha ha ha

  • Slank

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #3

    The thoughts coming out of Liverpool is that she has sounded out Benitez about a return to Anfield to replace Klopp and is now discussing compensation with Newcastle’s top officials.

  • Jib

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #4

    I said several weeks ago
    that on the plane from Spain
    I was on returning to Liverpool airport
    the crack among the scousers was Klopp
    is returning to Deutschland
    and Rafa is
    returning to Anfield

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Slank- not sure where you’re getting that info from , I guess the back of your fag packet – personally I think nowt will happen, she’s looking at 3 clubs and I reckon we are being used as bait to make one if the other 2 bite

  • Reilly

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Slank that makes no sense.

  • Budge123

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #7

    The accuracy of the Telegraph report can be summed up by the fact they mention she attended our 1-0 win over Stoke.

    If getting fact right is too much for them then best to take their speculation with a pinch of salt ( or Pesto if you’ve read those reports! )

  • Jib

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Have you ever talked to scousers ?
    They rarely do make sense.

  • lesh

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #9


    So the bindippers aren’t content with taking our top players and are after our freeking manager! Where’ll it end? Maybe they’ll be after Northumberland Street next!

  • Slank

    Oct 4, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #10


    This came out of Liverpool.


    The scenario I have been told is as you say especially now that Bayern Munich are looking for a new manager and a German would be first choice.

    The press, especially the local press, have latched onto the fact that Staveley has attended a match at St James Park specifically because she wants to buy all or part of the club. People like her do not do their business in public. No billionaire in their right mind is going to ask her to attend a match and then provide him with her assessment of the match on whether to buy the club or not.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 4, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #11

    All this talk of Amanda Stavelyey buying the club seems wide of the mark. She’s not the buyer, her clients are.
    Her modus operandi is as a dealmaker as her Wiki profile states. She is unlikely to be tapping up Rafa to return to Liverpool as that would be an illegal approach to another clubs manager and apart from compensation to Newcastle the FA would then have to throw the book at Liverpool and should deduct points or throw them out the league which might upset the paymasters at Sky.

    Amanda Louise Staveley (born 11 April 1973 near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England[1][3][4]) is a British businesswoman notable chiefly for her connections with Middle Eastern investors. In 2008 Staveley played a prominent role in the investment of £7.3 billion in Barclays by the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Qatar, and by the Qatari sovereign wealth fund.[5] Staveley’s firm, PCP Capital Partners, acted for Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi royal family, who invested £3.5 billion to control 16 per cent of the bank. The deal was reported to have earned PCP Capital Partners a commission of £110 million, which, after paying advisers, represented a profit of £40 million.[6][7] Staveley was also involved in Sheik Mansour’s high-profile purchase of Manchester City Football Club in September 2008.[5]

    Amanda Staveley
    Born 11 April 1973 (age 44)
    Near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England[1]
    Nationality British
    Education Queen Margaret’s School, York and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
    Occupation Investment management

    Staveley, who once described herself as “a dealmaker at heart”,[8] told The Guardian newspaper in 2008: “I’m just grateful to have been given the opportunities I’ve had so far. It’s not about money — it wouldn’t matter if I was making £8 million or £200 million. I just want to go to bed at night and say I’ve done a good job.”[4]

  • lochinvar

    Oct 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Anyway Bayern are lining up Louise Van Gall as their next manager


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