Gary Neville's heartfelt plea to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley
amid latest turmoil

Gary Neville’s heartfelt plea to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley amid latest turmoil

Gary Neville believes Newcastle United will struggle to improve on the pitch while Mike Ashley remains the owner of the club. Pressure is growing at Newcastle following a poor start to the season on the pitch under Steve Bruce, but Neville believes the problems stem from the boardroom.

The Magpies are still without a win in the Premier League going into tonight’s home match against Leeds United.

And the Daily Mail reported that there are simmering tensions on the training ground, where striker Dwight Gayle and coach Graeme Jones had to be separated by captain Jamaal Lascelles in an incident this week.

The players are said to hold a ‘deep frustration’ over Bruce, who has been under pressure for much of his time at the club since taking the reins in July 2019.

There is a similar state of uncertainty and unhappiness off the pitch, with Ashley still the owner despite several attempts to try and sell the club.

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“That gives an excuse right the way through the club. The players can shield themselves from that.

“I think it’s difficult for the players as well. When you come into a club that’s got a spirit problem and an energy problem, the fans in here tonight are desperate to do well.

“But if they go a goal down, they’re going to be at it, they’re going to be moody, the atmosphere will be poor.

“When you’re a footballer and you know you’re a mistake away from it being a poor atmosphere, you are going to protect yourself.

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“That’s when you get leaks coming out of the club. Players protecting themselves, agents leaking stuff, and the cycle of negativity exists.

“This club has got to be sold quickly, this club has to change hands. It’s got to, quickly.

“Mike Ashley has got to dispose of it. It’s easy to say drop the price a little bit, but he has to do the right thing at some point.

“He’s got a lot of money, it’s not going to change his life if he loses a bit more money.

“He’s got to dispose of the club now and do the right thing. There’s real damage being done here over a long period of time.”

Published at Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:42:08 +0000

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