Just when it looked like Newcastle owner Mike Ashley couldn’t be any more incompetent this source proves he can sink even lower than a bag full of cats covered in cement!
FURIOUS Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has launched an amazing attack on ex-boss Kevin Keegan as the Toon Civil Wor turned even more ugly.
Last night Newcastle issued a no-holds-barred statement. It read: “NUFC wished, at all times, to keep any dispute that it had with Kevin Keegan private.
“It is, therefore, disappointing information has reached the media through unnamed sources and a briefing has been given by the League Managers’ Association that could give rise to a misleading impression amongst the club’s fans.
“It is a fact that Kevin Keegan, on appointment on January 16, 2008, agreed to report to a Director of Football and to the Board. It is a fact that Kevin Keegan worked within that structure from January 16 until his resignation.
“It is a fact that Kevin Keegan, as manager, had specific duties in that he was responsible for the training, coaching, selection and motivation of the team.
“It is a fact that Kevin Keegan was allowed to manage his specific duties without any interference from any board member.
“It is a fact that Kevin Keegan agreed only to deal with the media in relation to club matters relating to the team and not to communicate with the media in relation to the acquisition or disposal of players.
“It is a fact that NUFC is a business and operates, like all businesses, with financial constraints.” (News of the World)
Just what the club thought they would gain from releasing such a statement is beyond me! It would have made more sense for them to try to ride out the storm rather than stirring more trouble. The sooner Ashley leaves the better and the good news for Toon Army fans is that apparently Anil Ambani is still very interested in buying the club and would make sure that Kevin Keegan is reinstated!