Any Truth In This African Consortium?

Last updated : 28 September 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Reports suggest the British-based tycoons have put together a £350million deal, although they have yet to hold formal talks.

However ... this story comes from the News Of The World ... notorious for stirring the shit at Newcastle.

South African consortium: "We are serious about Newcastle, we believe they are an iconic institution who deserve to be run professionally.

"Kevin (Keegan) is integral to our plans. We want Kevin to be fully committed to the team and we hope to find a role for Alan Shearer.

"We are not personalities. We like to be in the background, we need to be in the background.

"The existing management structure has not worked so we'll pay Mike Ashley what it takes to get rid of him.

"The level of expertise we have is in discovering the real problem preventing success. We want to find the root problem and turn the club around.

"We will give the Newcastle fans what they want."