Paddy Kenny has claimed that Amanda Staveley will now be ‘furious’ with the new owners over a development at Newcastle United.
The Lowdown: Staveley to be snubbed
As per the The Daily Mail, Staveley is set to be snubbed by the new owners in their hunt for someone to take the new chief executive role.
Should Newcastle make Staveley the chief executive?
It is claimed that the businesswoman was expected to be handed the position as a reward for her role as the public face of the takeover by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium.
The Latest: Kenny reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, former Premier League goalkeeper Kenny, 43, has claimed that Staveley would be ‘furious’ if she is not given the role:
“Personally, I’d be absolutely livid.
“Obviously, we don’t know all the ins and outs and what’s been promised to her when they made the deal.
“But if she’s been told she’d get the job and now this has happened, she’ll be furious. She has done all the hard work in sorting this takeover out.
“We know how long that took so it could be a proper kick in the teeth if this does end up happening.”
The Verdict: Can still contribute
Even if Staveley is not made the new chief executive at St. James’ Park, she can still contribute to the North East club in other ways.
It was a pleasure for the Toon Army to see her in attendance during their 3-2 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last time out, and the way that she has communicated to the fans during the whole takeover process is already more than what Mike Ashley managed to do during his tenure.
Nonetheless, Staveley will no doubt be a key figure in the new era, and making her the new chief executive would only be a bonus.
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