Shepherd's Last Ditch Plans To Hijack Newcastle!

Last updated : 16 June 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Former chairman Freddy Shepherd is believed to be heavily involved in another consortium, while groups from America, South Africa and Oman are rumoured to have contacted Seymour Pierce chairman, Keith Harris.

Shepherd has not got the funds to buy the club, but we hear he is frantic trying to find business partners after his meeting with Alan Shearer.

Shearer has confirmed he will take the job if Freddy returns to the club.

If Shearer is the universal choice - he remains the overwhelming favourite with the fans - he could conceivably be put in charge before any deal is finalised.