The Daily Mail are reporting today that should Barry Moat’s bid to takeover Newcastle United be accepted, then Alan Shearer could be re-instated as the Toon’s manager “within days”. Mike Ashley, who is said to be flying back from Hawaii to discuss Moat’s bid, is due in London to meet with Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce.
If Ashley doesn’t accept this bid, then surely time has ran out on expecting new owners before the end of the transfer window. I can barely contemplate Mike Ashley staying on as owner let alone having to go through another season like the last.
The club needs a lift and wholesale changes need to be made from the boardroom to the playing staff if we’re to mount anything like a serious promotion bid.