The Chronicle have revealed what Amanda Staveley said to Eddie Howe when posing for pictures at St James’ Park yesterday.
As her, Mehrdad Ghodoussi – her husband and fellow board member – and our new head coach stood on the pitch in front of the local press, Staveley turned to Howe and said – “We’re so proud.”
A small message that may seem insignificant to some, yet another moment to show just how much this means to her after years of work behind the scenes to secure this club.
Here’s a snippet from The Chronicle’s piece on yesterday’s unveiling on Tyneside:
As Howe was unveiled on the hallowed turf with Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi, the Ripon financier simply said to the former AFC Bournemouth boss: “We’re so proud”.
This new-look Newcastle United is starting to take shape, with Mike Ashley gone, Steve Bruce sacked and a meticulous and supremely motivated long-term replacement now in place, however there is a LOT of work to be done before we can start getting carried away.
Howe had this to say on Wednesday when asked about his initial conversations with the new owners:
So, he’s impressed by the ambitious plans in place and their vision for the club, but is quite right to remain grounded while we remain 19th in the table and embroiled in a relegation battle.
After saying all the right things over the past 48 hours, here’s hoping Howe can make us proud – starting with a much needed win over Brentford next weekend!