Amanda Staveley’s husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi insists he isn’t trying to string Newcastle fans along
The ownership of Newcastle United has been a hotly debated topic for a number of years. The club is currently owned by the hugely successful but at times controversial businessman, Mike Ashley. The Sports Direct CEO took over at Newcastle in 2007 and in that time has seen the club’s fortunes fluctuate dramatically, with a European campaign sandwiched in between two relegations. It is understood that Ashley has been looking to sell Newcastle United for several years and in 2016, he told The Guardian that he ‘regrets’ buying the club. It has been widely publicised in recent weeks that there as been a huge amount of interest in Newcastle from a Saudi-funded bid worth around £300 million, although whether the bid will be sanctioned is currently up for debate.