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Mike Ashley Wants to Sell Newcastle United

Quotes from the Sunday Times today attribute the Toon Chairman as wanting to sell NUFC at the nearest opportunity. I don’t think anyone would argue with his leaving the club at this point.

What people will argue about though is the timing. With Alan Shearer seemingly ready to sign on the dotted line if his requirements are met, any further delay on appointing a new permanent manager could see Newcastle seriously in trouble. With other Championship clubs already preparing for an arduous season, the longer we go without someone at the helm, the larger the job will be.

This is typical of Newcastle United though, and is the reason we are the nation’s laughing stock. This club is just crying out for someone to have a right good go at it and steer it in the right direction – but no, this is Newcastle where everything has to be done the difficult way.

It’s worth mentioning that Newcastle would be a lot more of an attractive asset if a certain investment was made (i.e appointing Shearer).

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