Rangers, just like Newcastle, have long had to deal with Mike Ashley at their club.
Whilst the Gers have not been owned by the Londoner, Ashley has still been involved at Ibrox from a commercial point of view, with the club’s megastore being owned by him, for example. The Toon, though, are close to completing their takeover in the coming days and weeks, and there is good news for the 54-time Scottish champions as well.
It has been revealed by the club themselves that all existing contracts will be ended in the summer, whilst the megastore at the ground will be renovated. They have confirmed that they will be looking for a new retail partner, which would mean that Ashley would be finally out of the door, three years after selling his 9% stake in the football club.
Are you happy Mike Ashley looks to be on his way out?
It would be an understatement to say that the club’s supporters are delighted. They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Great news. The whole Ashely thing stunk and no doubt sprang from the same sewer of corruption that’s polluting the SPFL.
— Rick Roberts (@RickyBobby1872) May 2, 2020
Best news I’ve heard in a while 👏👏
— Debz Lawson (@LawDebz) May 2, 2020
Massive credit to to dave king
— kaizerking 82 (@Kaizerking8) May 2, 2020
The news we have waited on for so long. Well done to all involved.
Now things will really move on!!!
— Stuart J Murray (@BlueStu072) May 2, 2020
David, you’re building my hopes up beyond all belief here. This is utterly huge for us.
— Crackers (@gmccrackers) May 2, 2020
I can’t believe it. I’m pinching myself. I won’t be celebrating until it’s all official and coming from Ashley himself though
— Lee’s Carer (@LJKershaw) May 2, 2020
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