McMahon Puts The Record Straight!

Last updated : 08 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
McMahon has categorically denied he is part of a bid to buy Newcastle.

He was at St James' Park on Wednesday night to watch the Magpies' friendly against PSV Eindhoven with associates from the Singapore-based Profitable Group, sparking rumours of a takeover bid.

McMahon: "We are forging a commercial tie-up with the club. We are hoping to be a strategic partner of Newcastle United in the Far East.

"I can categorically say I am not involved in buying the club and will not become director of football.

"I would love to be. It would make good sense because there is always something happening there, but I am not.

"What we want to do is turn Newcastle into Asia's favourite club and if we were going to target any club outside of the top four, it would be Newcastle because of the history, the fan base and, like I said, there is always something happening here.

"Our job will be to increase the club's profile and get United better commercial deals.

"We will do our best to make the club better but buying it, no.

"The reason we came here was because we were finalising our deal and we expected it to be completed in the next day or two, but then the stories came out.

"It is not a big deal - it wouldn't even buy you a full-back."