Craig Hope’s latest exclusive for the Daily Mail claims Mike Ashley is set to make NUFC’s club store staff jobless – and has the backing of our potential new owners.
It has been over five years since the decision was made to close stores in the MetroCentre and Eldon Square, but now the last remaining shop inside St James’ Park is set to face the same fate.
The store had been owned by Sports Direct but will now likely fall back into the hands of the club – as it should be – although new kit sponsor Castore looks set to inherit the outlet as part of the £5m deal for next season and beyond.
The most shocking part of Hope’s piece, which you can read below, is that the move was apparently given the green light by our proposed new owners, leaving all staff members looking for work as the country hurtles towards recession.
We wish those losing their jobs all the best and hope they can find work when the new kit supplier takes control of the newly refurbished club store.