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IT'S PARTY TYNE! ONE MORE WEEK OF ASHLEY'S REIGN.

Byline: IAN MURTAGH MIKE ASHLEY'S

acrimonious 13-year ownership of Newcastle will be over next week.

The widely-despised Toon owner is set to sever his links with the Magpies forever in the next seven days when he hands over the reins to Amanda Staveley's Saudi-backed consortium.

The Premier League are set to give the green light to the PS300million deal sparking celebrations among the Toon Army who have been protesting TURN TO PAGE 59

Newcastle into one of the world's richest sporting institutions.

But Toon chief Steve

Bruce (left) is expected to be replaced by Mauricio

Pochettino (right), despite not having heard from either Staveley's camp nor

Ashley since the sale was agreed early last month.

country's appalling human rights issue.

But after weeks of waiting since signed papers were lodged at

Companies House, the

Premier League will clear the last remaining hurdle to a change of ownership according to Saudi sources. It will transform against Ashley's running of the club for more than a decade.

Saudi Arabia's Public

Investment Fund, which is financing 80 per cent of the deal, continues to court controversy itself due to piracy issues over

TV coverage and the froM bAck pAge

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Author:IAN MURTAGH MIKE ASHLEY'S
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 8, 2020
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