Mike Ashley has launched a High Court legal case against Newcastle United co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi, according to The Mail.
Craig Hope reports that full details of the claim have not been made public, however it the former Toon owner is taking legal action against the pair, launching his claim via his company St James Holdings.
This comes just a couple of months after the 57-year-old finally sold the club a Saudi-backed consortium consisting of the Public Investment Fund, Amanda Staveley and the Reubens brothers.
The report indicates that Mike Ashley’s relationship with our new owners has deteriorated since a £305m deal went through last October, also stating that Staveley and Ghodoussi are are aware of the case, yet to be told how it will proceed.
Representatives of both parties have declined to comment, with this coming just after news that Mike Ashley is preparing a £50m bid to buy Derby County after being in ‘advanced talks’ over a takeover at Pride Park.
So, just when we thought Ashley was gone for good, he comes back like a bad smell with a case against our new owners.
It’s a stab in the dark, but I’d like to bet it’s got something to do with his pride and joy; Sports Direct!