Richard Masters has admitted he does “sympathise with Newcastle fans” following the collapse of a £300m Saudi takeover.
The Premier League CEO says this was the reason he spoke to the NUFC Trust and wrote an open letter to MPs surround the failed takeover, and accepts that, while confidentiality should be respected, he understands why supporters would be left frustrated by the lack of communication.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, here’s what he’s had to say over a month on from the buyers decision to withdraw their bid:
As you can see above, he also insists that the process takes longer than the ‘four weeks’ many suggest – especially when ‘complexities’ come up.
Masters also confirms that he is now looking at the Premier League’s Owners and Directors test itself, suggesting there could be a change, and vows to address the issue of transparency and fan communication too.
A fair message from the Premier League CEO, but it all feels a bit ‘too little, too late’ from a Newcastle United perspective!