There’s an interesting and detailed report out in the National newspaper in Dubai on Amanda Staveley’s latest bid for Newcastle United.
Both parties are in deep discussions now with owner Mike Ashley taking a hands-on approach to the negotiations.
Adrian Bevington was born in Middlesbrough and he was the Club England Managing Director at the Football Association, a position he held for five years from 2010.
Adrian Bevington – incredible buzz about Newcastle as a football club and football city
The National report quotes Adrian as follows:
“Former English Football Association executive Adrian Bevington said that ‘the club has the potential to be a giant in the Premier League’.”
And this is what Bevington has said as quoted in today’s National report:
“There’s an incredible buzz about Newcastle as a football club and a football city.”
“The growth potential is there in terms of money and success both on and off the pitch.”
“Domestically, they’ve not won a trophy since 1969 so anyone who lands a trophy will be incredibly popular and lauded for eternity up there.”
“Then there’s European opportunities as well, if you invest properly in a team, we’ve seen what happened in recent years with Manchester City and Chelsea.”
Of course, Newcastle fans would already say we are a giant in the Premier league – a sleeping giant.
Rafa Benitez, with the help from the Amanda Staveley consortium in terms of both support and funds, can wake the club up and turn Newcastle into one of the top teams in Europe.
Now, if only Mike Ashley would agree to sell the club for a reasonable price to Ms. Staveley – we could really get going.