Ashley Set For 'Name Your Price' Offer To Venables?

Last updated : 22 March 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
What did he say?

Stand-in manager Chris Hughton refused to be drawn on it, but said there has been no talk of Ashley bringing in a SECOND stand-in boss, although rumours from London suggest Terry Venables has again been linked with the club.

Alan Shearer is said to be ready to take the plunge at St James' Park, but NOT with Mike Ashley as owner, as Ashley digs his trench ready for another backlash from the fans.

Will he replace Hughton and his side-kick Colin Calderwood?

As we say, London is buzzing with reports that Venables could be made an offer he could find hard to refuse.

Not a man to play 'second fiddle' to anyone, the former England boss would want guarantees ... and Ashley could have Kinnear sit out the rest of the season as he recovers from his heart by-pass.