Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has been under immense press-interrogation as of late, and recent draws with in form Arsenal and Aston Villa have only encouraged both the fan base and the board to get behind Big Sam. However, it is not the manager’s position which is now under scrutiny, but rather that of the owner. Newcastle chairman Chris Mort has dismissed claims that Mike Ashley is on the way out – rumored to sell his stock to Singaporean businessmen. Mike Ashley was refused entry into the executive area of St James Park a few weeks ago, due to not complying with collared dress regulations. In result he was granted a PR miracle, and was forced to sit with the raving Newcastle lunatics.
Chairman Chris Mort said:
“It’s just not true that Mike is looking to sell Newcastle. End of story,” Mort told the Daily Express.
“He has taken them [businesses] under his wing and developed them over a period of years.
“That’s what we talk about doing at Newcastle.”
Ownership at another Premier League club has again come under question. Have we, as journalists, taken this ownership situation too far? Or is this just denial of an extremely possible situation?