There’s an image you don’t see everyday!
Forget Barry Moat. X Factor judge Cheryl Cole admits she would love to be the next Geordie messiah and buy her beloved club, Newcastle United – and then put her husband Ashley at left-back!
The Championship leaders are the subject of a £100m sale as desperate owner Mike Ashley aims to quit the club at the earliest opportunity possible after putting them on the market in May following their Premier League demise.
Despite the prospective deal dragging on of late, local Tyneside businessman Barry Moat remains the firm favourite to takeover at St James’ Park with icon Alan Shearer primed to return to the managerial hot-seat in place of caretaker boss Chris Hughton.
But the gorgeous Girls Aloud popstar – worth a reported £10m-per-year – insists she would lead a consortium bid – if she had the necessary funds.
On Monday’s Real Radio, host Craig Beck asked Cheryl, 26: ‘You must have got a bit of cash. You don’t fancy buying Newcastle and putting Ashley at left back?’
Double act: Cheryl Cole would get her husband Ashley to play at left-back if she could buy Newcastle
‘You know what – if I had that kind of cash I actually would. I would at this stage,’ she replied.
‘I always think of Newcastle as home, that’s my home. That’s where my family are, and where my old friends are.
‘I don’t go back as often as I would like, but I always go up there for Christmas.
‘I go back as often as I can – there is nowhere in the world like Newcastle.’ (Daily Mail)
If there could be a more polar opposite to Cheryl Cole than Mr. Obese & Odious then it could surely only be conceived in the very boughs of hell. On a serious note it is good to see the club atop of the Championship and managing to do so with Mike Ashley still around and selling top stars left, right and centre is a real achievement. Now if only someone could team up with Mrs Cole to form a consortium, how about Scarlett Johansson?