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Former Newcastle owner talks about Mike Ashley

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For him, the current owner of the Magpies is better off leaving the club soon as he is not welcomed by any of the supporters

Mike Ashley’s ownership of Newcastle United started in 2007, and since then, he has had may fight with different managers.

He also fell out of favor with the club’s supporters and recently is being said he will sell the club.

Many fans blame Hall for selling the club to Ashley but he insists he believed Ashley bought the club with the ‘best intentions’ for Newcastle.

“Mike came with the best intentions. I firmly believe that,” said former owner Sir John Hall to The Chronicle Live.

“He wanted to globalize Newcastle and to use the club to market his brand of goods in the Far East.”

“But he fell out with supporters pretty quickly and for too many years now, it’s been a holding operation,” he added.

“The club is in limbo. Mike’s had enough and for everyone’s sake, the sooner he moves on the better. That’s my fervent wish for 2019.”

“But it’s imperative whoever he sells to has the finance to take this magnificent club forward,” he added.

“It’s not just about coughing up £300m – and from what I hear, there’s nothing yet on the table – but having the resources to change the whole club and buy players who can take us to where we should be.”