Former Newcastle Director of Football Dennis Wise has become involved in the battle going on – what again – between Newcastle fans and Mike Ashley.
The fans want Ashley out of the club – we’ve had enough of his incompetence – and want him to sell as soon as possible.
And he must sell before he drives out one of the best-qualified managers we’ve had in the history out of the club – Rafa Benitez.
Dennis is saying Mike Ashley is prepared to spend money this January – and if that’s the case then how is it the 18th January and no money has been given to Rafa to spend?
Dennis Wise – former Director of Football at Newcastle
Wise remains close to Ashley and he has tried to defend the incompetent Newcastle owner.
This is what Wise has said in defense of Ashley on the Sky Sports’ – The Debate show.
“You’ve got a TV deal coming soon.”
“He could have done the deal now if the right deal came along and (the people who bought it) could have benefited from it further down the line.”
“Looking at that football club, where it is now, is a decent price to buy at roundabout £250million to £300M.”
“Looking at Mike’s point of view here, someone is telling you they have a buyer and they’re going to put in this or that.”
“I know how he works: ‘Put that in an escrow account, put it there, show me where you are and we can do a deal,’”
“He would do a deal, knowing him, where he would spread the costs if he felt it was a good deal for that football club.”
“He’s a businessman who makes decisions that always come off – well, not always, some have been mistakes and he does make some.”
“But his businesses thrive, they go forward.” “He’s not going to allow this to fall flat.” (it already has)
“He’s not going to sell it to someone who will not allow the football club to go forward.”
“He’s obviously taken it to where he thinks he can take it.”
It’s completely false to say that Ashley is doing the deal only if it would be good for the Newcastle United Football club.
That’s complete nonsense.
Ashley’s done nothing but take this club down ever since he bought Newcastle almost eleven years ago.
He’s selling Newcastle for his own selfish interests and wants the maximum profit he can get – that’s his motivation.
His ownership has been a complete disaster for our club for more than ten years now.
That’s the truth.