There’s a report in the Times that Dennis Wise is back in touch with Mike Ashley and he is said to be advising the Newcastle owner.
The Times report says that Wise has become an ‘influential advisor’ to the Newcastle owner.
This is not good news for the club and the fans on several fronts.
First of all, if Mike Ashley really wants to sell the club then why is he bothering bringing Dennis Wise back into the fray?
Dennis Wise is not liked by Newcastle fans when he was the Director of Football in 2008-2008, and they will not be happy about this report.
Dennis Wise and Mike Ashley – February 2009 at West Brom
Wise bringing in players without telling then manager Kevin Keegan was the major reason Kevin left the club back in September 2008, and we were relegated that season for the first time from the Premier League.
If Dennis Wise comes back into an official position at Newcastle United, it will mean that Rafa Benitez is not staying on as the Newcastle manager past June.
What a disaster that would be.
It also adds credence to the view that Mike Ashley will not be selling Newcastle.
The report also makes claims that Wise has encouraged former players like Tim Sherwood to defend the Newcastle owner’s (abysmal) running of the club.
It is also claimed the former Director of Football and Chelsea midfielder has met with Justin Barnes and Lee Charnley several times recently.
But he is said to have had no contact with the current manager Rafa Benitez.
We have a renege outfit running Newcastle United under Mike Ashley.
And we have to wonder what Rafa Benitez thinks about all of this?