Newcastle United may have been relegated but they will come out winners financially, reckons Steve Evans.
The former Crawley, Rotherham United and Leeds United boss thinks that the TV parachute money from the Premier League and Rafa Benitez’s transfer dealings will leave the club is a very healthy financial position.
It might be better if Moussa Sissoko leaves for the £35m the board seem determined to hang on for. That money could leave us with a net spend of close to nil or even a small profit. It might go some way toward clearing the Sports Direct back pay claims.
Evans comments underline the difference between football insiders and supporters. We don’t want the club run into the ground financially but if you are asked the question, “Which would you prefer – Premier League and average finances, or Championship and rich?”, I know most supporters would take the former.
Not that there will be a Premier League club with average finances now…