Mike Ashley made six egregious errors at Newcastle United, as the takeover of Derby County is being considered.
Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley could save Derby County from financial ruin, and Brinkwire Sport examines six blunders he made in the North East.
When Mike Ashley sold Newcastle United to the PIF Group in October, fans were ecstatic.
However, the Sports Direct tycoon’s absence from the beautiful game could be short-lived as he considers a bid for Derby County.
Derby County was on the verge of going bankrupt earlier this season, and they were docked 21 points as a result.
The Rams are looking for a’suitable buyer,’ and Ashley could be the man who saves them from bankruptcy.
Brinkwire Sport, on the other hand, examines six instances in which Ashley blundered at Newcastle.
Ashley’s most infamous moment came when the former Newcastle owner decided to rename St James’ Park the Sports Direct Arena.
Newcastle fans were understandably irritated by the change, as St James’ Park had been their home since the club’s founding in 1892.
The Sports Direct logo was soon plastered throughout the stadium.
Wonga, a payday loan company, bought the stadium’s naming rights in 2012 and renamed it St James’ Park.
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When Jonas Gutierrez found the net to ensure Newcastle’s safety on the final day of the Premier League season 1415, he cemented his place in Newcastle folklore.
Gutierrez had already beaten cancer after undergoing chemotherapy, and he declared himself “proud to be a Geordie” in an emotional post-match interview.
Gutierrez, on the other hand, learned of his release after overhearing a phone conversation between John Carver and Ryan Taylor.
In 2016, the Argentinian won a disability discrimination lawsuit against Newcastle after a long legal battle.
Alan Shearer was a phenomenon as a player for the Magpies, but as a manager, he didn’t quite reach the same heights.
Newcastle was relegated to the Championship under Shearer’s leadership.
The former striker was an inexperienced manager, but he was learning on the job and was well-liked by the fans.
Ashley reportedly told Shearer he trusted him to get the club back into the Premier League, and that was the last time the two spoke, according to reports.
Under Ashley’s leadership, Newcastle became a revolving door for managers, but when Rafa Benitez arrived at St James’ Park, he made a brilliant move.
Benitez has won both the Champions League and the Europa League in his career.
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