Is Ashley THAT Stupid?

Last updated : 15 June 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
We all understand that Chris Hughton (with his past record as Toon boss) is the last man the fans want to take over first-team affairs ... but we believe Mike Ashley feels that way too.

The need for a manager is becoming more pressing by the day, with the return of United’s first-team squad for pre-season training just a fortnight away.

But a move for Curbishley – and the consequent snub for Shearer – would alienate the vast majority of United supporters, who favour the claims of their iconic former number nine.

Derek Llambias told The Journal: "There is no truth in these reports (of contact with Curbishley)."