Following the completion of the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United, the club’s new non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan has written an open letter to fans and people of Newcastle.
Read the letter, sent to The Chronicle, in full below, with the PIF governor expectations of the board, supporter input and his sheer pride in securing Newcastle United:
An open letter to NUFC fans from Yasir Al-Rumayyan – 8th October, 2021:
“Thank you to all the fans for the messages of support and encouragement that we have received as the new owners of Newcastle United FC.
“There has been a lot written about the investment we have made in the Club and we know you are keen to know more from us about this important stage in your Club’s history.
“First of all, I want to stress that we are incredibly proud to be the custodians of an institution like Newcastle United.
“This is your Club.
“It has been at the heart of the community for more than 125 years – there are season ticket holders today who are following in the footsteps of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
“As the new owners, we will listen to the community.
“Owning this club is not a responsibility we have taken on lightly and we will never lose sight of what it means to be part of Newcastle United.
I also wanted to give you an understanding of what you can expect from us as owners and what our plans are for your club at this stage.
“Most importantly, you can expect ambition.
“Like you, we want to create a consistently successful team.
“We’re here to build long-term success for the club.
“What will that look like in practice?
“First and foremost, we want to talk to people at the Club and across the wider community to get their input before we finalise our plans.
“We will make sure to focus on things that will deliver long-term success.
“Whilst we are newcomers to Newcastle, we are investing alongside people who have been committed to this Club and this city for many years.
“Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners is a key part of our investment group. Jamie Reuben and his family are already significant investors in the city of Newcastle.”