Many Newcastle United fans have reacted to the news that Mike Ashley is understood to be resigned to the fact that his tenure of 13 years at St. James’ Park will soon be over.
As per ChronicleLive, the CEO of Sports Direct has not commented publicly on the situation in the North East and has not offered any reassurances to Magpies staff on the future either.
The members of staff have been left in the dark on what happens next, although sources at the Tyneside club say that they are braced for change.
Ashley is believed to still be in the United States of America, where he has remained since lockdown started, but is waiting for confirmation of the club’s £300 million transfer to the Middle East consortium.
The Saudi-led group is made up of the country’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, businesswoman Amanda Staveley and the billionaire Reuben brothers, all of whom are due to part-own the Toon once Ashley departs.
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These NUFC supporters reacted to the news on Twitter:
He will be over the moon, he’s making a huge profit.
— NUFC ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@CNick89) May 11, 2020
Exactly…wish they'd let us in on it tho
Passed caring now
— Vicki Hayward (@vickihayward) May 11, 2020
— Andy Robinson (@amr6124) May 11, 2020
Understanding it not enough, i want to see him gone.
— nufc_seb (@nufc_seb) May 11, 2020
Just me or does it sound like he’s been forced to sell up 🤷♂️
— Robert Newton (@NUFC_BERT) May 11, 2020
I hope we never have to see that fat face ever again.
— Sir Jack (@oinkbaamoo) May 11, 2020
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