Amanda Staveley, Yasir Al-Rumayyan & Jamie Reuben speak after Saudi takeover is confirmed

The Saudi-backed takeover has gone through and a host of short but brilliant statement have arrived from our new owners.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Amanda Staveley (PCP), Yasir Al-Rumayyan (PIF) – the new chairman of Newcastle United – and Jamie Reuben have all spoken out after finally getting the £300m deal over the line.

Staveley has insisted this is a ‘long-term investment’ and vows to match the fan’s ambitions – striving for success, consistency and a club that is ‘regularly competing’ for major honours and generating ‘pride across the globe.’

Al-Rumayyan and Jamie Reuben have also thanked fans for their loyal support over the past few years, with the latter looking forward to a ‘great future’ with Newcastle United – revealing their plans to create a ‘true community club.’

Here’s what all three have had to say (via

Amanda Staveley:

 “This is a long-term investment. We are excited about the future prospects for Newcastle United.

“We intend to instill a united philosophy across the Club, establish a clear purpose, and help provide leadership that will allow Newcastle United to go on to big achievements over the long term.

“Our ambition is aligned with the fans – to create a consistently successful team that’s regularly competing for major trophies and generates pride across the globe.”

Yasir Al-Rumayyan:

“We are extremely proud to become the new owners of Newcastle United, one of the most famous clubs in English football.

“We thank the Newcastle fans for their tremendously loyal support over the years and we are excited to work together with them.”

Jamie Reuben:

“We look forward to a great future for Newcastle United. Newcastle is a fantastic city, which is why our family has been investing heavily in the area for many years.

To become part of this great Club and its amazing fans is a privilege.

“We will build a true community Club, based upon our family’s knowledge of the city and in line with our plans that have been worked on closely with Newcastle City Council to deliver long-term sustainable growth for the area.”

We have our club back, folks!

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan, he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC!

2 thoughts on “Amanda Staveley, Yasir Al-Rumayyan & Jamie Reuben speak after Saudi takeover is confirmed

  1. Special Welcome to the new owners and just to let you know….

    ….DON’T touch any ‘water’ bottle marked ‘SB’


  2. Warmest of welcomes to the new owners, who have a hell of a job on their hands!
    First job I suspect is to bring in a manager who commands respect and instills some discipline and professionalism into those players who lack those qualities, the ones who hardly play a match because they are always injured, and look lethargic on the pitch, basically pick up the wages for doing very little, you know the ones who I mean, and if those players aren’t up to it get rid!
    Even if it is too late to save our season and we go down, at least we have hope for the future and if it takes five years plus I don’t mind as long as we give it our all and the team play as if they mean it.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.