The news of yesterday about Newcastle was stunning.
There was hardly a whisper of a takeover and according to the Sun, signed contracts are now with the Premier League waiting for their approval.
Potential new owner Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan seems to have moved quickly, efficiently and under the radar screen.
If this deal can be closed quickly, it will have been almost a perfect acquisition, and of course, our fans are ecstatic about what this all means for the future.
Rafa will be given money to spend, and he (and Newcastle) should be up with the big boys soon.
56-year-old Ally McCoist played for Rangers 451 times with 251 goals from 1983 to 1998, and he has also managed Rangers from 2011 through 2014.
Ally McCoist – Newcastle takeover would be fantastic
He is in demand now as a pundit and appears on talkSPORT often, and he has talked about the possible acquisition of Newcastle and he seems highly delighted if the deal goes through.
This is what Ally said on talkSPORT early this morning:
“It would be fantastic, wouldn’t it?.”
“There’s been serious unrest there for some time between the supporters and the owner, that’s been very very clear.”
“I just hope this time they do get their wish, Newcastle.”
“I really like the coach Rafael Benitez, he’s clearly very well respected and an excellent coach.”
“And the Newcastle supporters love him.”
“And I would love to see him get the opportunity to increase the talent within that squad, because I do think they could move up the table and do really, really well.”
Well said Ally – now we have to complete the takeover just as soon as possible.
And course it may take some time to finish high up in the league, but it won’t be for want of trying or even because we have a miserly owner who doesn’t like to spend the club’s money.
Things could be the polar opposite of what they have been like over the last 12 years with Mike Ashley.
We should have ambition and money available at the club. and of course an experienced world-class manager.