Ex-Newcastle United boss John Carver has stated that owner Mike Ashley will happily sell the Magpies if an offer were forthcoming.
Since Mike Ashley’s takeover of Newcastle United back in May 2007, the Magpies have endured a turbulent period which has seen the club relegated twice from the Premier League and the managerial position change hands on no less than nine occasions.
The instability as well as Ashley’s refusal to pump sufficient investment into improving the Newcastle United squad has led to the billionaire to be widely despised by the St. James’ Park faithful and the 52-year-old certainly has not done his popularity or lack of it, any favours by failing to back current boss Rafael Benitez in the transfer market.
Recently Ashley gave an interview stating that he would be open to selling his stake at Newcastle and now former manager John Carver has also gone on to claim that the businessman will sell the club if a good offer is forthcoming as he has fallen out of love with the Magpies.
Carver told BBC Radio 5 Live, “I think when he first took it over it was a new toy for him but he fell out with the fans and the fans fell out with him, he fell out of love with [Newcastle]. He’s still a business man so he’s not going to take a hit but if somebody comes in with the cash, he will step aside.”