GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
Newcastle’s £300million Saudi takeover has been CONFIRMED – with Mike Ashley gone and Steve Bruce facing the axe.
The deal has been rubber-stamped by the Premier League, bringing an end to Ashley’s 14-year reign and transforming the Magpies into the richest club in the world.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund will own 80 per cent, with the billionaire Reuben brothers and financier Amanda Staveley taking 10 per cent each.
Meanwhile, Amanda Staveley has revealed her excitement after finally spearheading the takeover of Newcastle United.
The 48-year-old has led the Saudi Arabia-backed consortium to the takeover of the Magpies since 2017.
And after much wrangling, the mega-connected businesswoman has finally been successful after the £300million deal was given the go-ahead.
After the takeover, Toon boss Steve Bruce’s job has been under scrutiny with critics claiming he’s now likely to be ousted from his role.
Comedic duo Ant and Dec are even in the running for the Toon manager role and the pair are priced at 250/1 to replace Steve Bruce at St James’ Park!
But there are some serious contenders for Bruce’s job including Roma boss Jose Mourinho and out-of-work Antonio Conte.
However, Eddie Howe is the bookies’ favourite to land the role at 7/4.
Despite all the speculation surrounding Bruces’ future, Staveley has come out in support of the 60-year-old.
She said: “We are very supporting of Steve. We have spoken to him. What we are going to do is not talk about managers, not talk about signings we can make at the moment.”
Finally, not everyone is happy about the news of Newcastle’s takeover.
Manchester United fans are dreading the thought of the Magpies lifting the Premier League title before them and took to Twitter to share their grievances.