Newcastle fans react as Mehrdad Ghodoussi makes Michael Emenalo claim
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Newcastle fans react as Mehrdad Ghodoussi makes Michael Emenalo claim

Newcastle United fans have been reacting to a tweet from Mehrdad Ghodoussi today about Michael Emenalo.

Amanda Staveley’s husband has taken to the social media site to deny reports the club have been in contact with the former Chelsea director.

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For weeks now, there have been reports linking Emenalo with Newcastle to become their new director of football.

Fabrizio Romano had claimed last month that Emenalo was one of several people in contention for the role.

There were then reports this weekend that talks between Emenalo and Newcastle had broken down.

And only this morning there were claims Emenalo had left the door open for talks to recommence.

Well now, Ghodoussi has gone as far as to claim an offer was never put to him.

He said: “Contrary to a newspaper report, Michael Emenalo was never offered the job of Sporting Director or Director of Football at Newcastle United #NUFC #FactsMatter.”

The wording of this tweet does not rule out there being contact.

Discussions may well have taken place.

But it seems any notion of Emenalo rejecting the club is false.

Newcastle fans react as Mehrdad Ghodoussi shoots down Michael Emenalo claims

On social media, fans have been reacting to Ghoudoussi denying Emenalo had been offered a role with Newcastle.

In a way it is frustrating because an appointment doesn’t appear close.

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But many fans have credited Ghodoussi for being honest and open with supporters.

It is clear the new owners place a lot of emphasis on this, and communicating with a fanbase that has been starved o such things under Mike Ashley.

Here’s what some people said:

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