Mike Ashley has been criticised himself for not selling the club despite a number of reported offers.
However, in the absence of any genuine bids he expects to remain there for some time.
"I have to assume I will stay running this football club. There are no offers," he said. "I think I could own this football club forever. That is my new mental state.
"I will not stand in the way of Newcastle United. I will not stop that (sale), if it happens."