Amanda Staveley’s ‘big takeover hint’ revealed in new report – A positive sign for NUFC fans?

Amanda Staveley is now identifying targets suitable for roles at Newcastle United, according to The Chronicle.

It is thought Staveley would be keen on a huge shake-up on how the club is run if a takeover was successful, with a preference to revert Newcastle back to a traditional ‘board room’ set-up.

The Chronicle also claim Staveley is ‘bullish’ about her hopes of brokering a deal, with her Saudi-based buyers remaining confident ahead of upcoming talks.

At present, Lee Charnley is the sole director in charge of running our club, with Ashley choosing to do things on a shoestring budget – even paying him a measly £150,000 a year according to the last financial accounts, which is a small pittance compared to other Premier League clubs managing directors.

Someone who is believed to have been headhunted by Staveley for a role at St James’ Park is Jamie Rueben, who is currently on the board at QPR.

Jamie’s father David and uncle Simon are the well documented ‘Rueben brothers,’ who are said to be part of Staveley’s consortium in any deal to buy the club.

Worth a cool £18billion and ranked as the 2nd richest family in the UK, the duo could be massive players in helping to get this club back to where it belongs.

Putting the feelers out for candidates to work at the club under the new regime is a sign of confidence from the Staveley camp – and a big hint that they’re bullish about their chances and preparing to take over.

The Chronicle reports that paperwork has been put into the Premier League this week but no funds have been paid at all as of yet – something that will be an obvious stumbling block to Ashley.

It still remains to be seen whether the new takeover talk is worth getting excited about or simply a way of producing news throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

With the whole Newcastle United fanbase in mind, let’s hope it is the former!

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11 thoughts on “Amanda Staveley’s ‘big takeover hint’ revealed in new report – A positive sign for NUFC fans?

  1. “Putting feelers out to work at the club”?
    Isn’t this just another excuse for Cashley to complain that too much has been played out in the open and going against his wishes?
    This bloke doesn’t need ANY reason to put a block on proceedings as we all know …. he doesn’t really want to stop the earnings from his black and white cash cow.


  2. I’ll repeat in my previous posts:No bid has been received.As it stands Fatman still owns NUFC lock,stock and barrel.It is all just paper talk .It’s starting to get on my nerves with all these assumptions.What will be will be.


  3. She could do worse than bringing Chris Mort back in. He’s the only person FCB brought that was any good. No wonder he left after 1 year.


  4. “ What a load of crap” Ashley and his PR people are putting out a load of rubbish
    Tell the Geordies anything about NUFC and they will believe it ,Ashley even has
    his goons putting out crap in the guise of supporters ,ie,,,NUFC 360 actually is
    Ashley spouting off a load of crap..”


  5. First of all changing the top management is the first thing any new owner would do. They would want their own people running things and reporting back to them, so they would want someone in there that they already have a relationship with. Think Chris Mort, then Derek Llambias.

    Next – identifying these people would be one of the first things they did and is hardly an indication of confidence. It’s a very early step in the process.

    And finally – WTF is a “small” pittance? Is that as opposed to paying someone a large pittance?


  6. Does no one find it strange that these “Take-Over” stories only emerge after Fat Boy finds himself with his back against the wall ?
    All you have to do is look back and when ever there is trouble brewing the good old “Take-Over” story comes out to steer criticism and cover up any misdeeds by “The Calorie Challenged One.”

    Is it any wonder that his latest strokes have seen him disappear to The States with yet another “Take-Over” left behind as a buffer and exercise in getting everyone to focus on that and not his Coronavirus shame ?


  7. Agree with Larry don’t go to the matches and with an empty stadium week after week fatty will sell


  8. Look guys this is just another pr stunt for that mike ashley, there will never be a take over, if so and you say you and the club have sent the paper work too the premier league official then there shouldn’t be a problem with the money as so called multi billionaires are putting money together


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