Luke Edwards of the Telegraph has tweeted out the following about Newcastle’s reported interest in Roberto Martinez:
Checked out Martinez link to #nufc earlier in the week and info back was no chance and he wouldn’t be interested anyway from two different sources so ????????????
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) July 3, 2019
We have no idea who his sources are but this would be somewhat expected. Roberto Martinez will know all about Mike Ashley. Being a compatriot of Rafa Benitez, he will undoubtedly have followed this situation that has ended with Rafa leaving the club.
Martinez is also a big follower of the game. He has served as a studio analyst at ESPN for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups as well as the European Championships in 2012 and 2016.
Roberto Martinez– on ESPN set
This will be a big issue for Newcastle United. They will have massive trouble attracting any quality managers or players. When Rafa was here, he was a big draw for the players. That is now unfortunately no longer the case.
Hopes of a takeover are fading fast as it looks like Mike Ashley is an unwilling seller. He just remains bound and determined to exploit this club for Sports Direct’s gain. It is just disgusting.
We have to hope a quality young manager who the fans can get behind is appointed and quickly. That may not be enough as many fans so no alternative but to boycott.