Newcastle United legend Les Ferdinand has expressed his joy following the club’s takeover last week.

The 54-year-old spoke to the club’s official website ahead of the game against Tottenham that sees two of his former sides square off.

But after a shocking week on Tyneside, Ferdinand was asked to give his thoughts on the news that Mike Ashley no longer owns Newcastle United.

And like pretty much everyone associated with the Magpies, he’s excited to see what the future holds.

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“I think it’s great new for all concerned,” he said.

“There’s no love lost between Mike Ashley, and the supporters are glad to see the back of him. Hopefully this means progression for the football club that everyone’s wanted for a long long time.”

“100% I’m excited about what’s to come,” Ferdinand later added.

“I desperately want Newcastle to do well and I’ll be watching week in week out to see how the team perform, the new players that are going to be linked with the team, the new players that are going to come through. I just want to see them progress.”

 

Takeover will bring the buzz back

Ferdinand is one of multiple ex-Newcastle players who have expressed their joy at seeing their former club be taken over.

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Sir Les is a special player for a lot of Toon fans, playing such a pivotal role in an important era for the club.

And following this takeover, here’s hoping we can go on an even more exciting journey.

Fans had hope back in the 90s when Ferdinand played for the club. That hope can now return, after seeing it stamped out by Ashley during his 14 year rein at St James’ Park.

It has certainly improved the atmosphere around the club, and Ferdinand is wishing he could be there on Sunday to witness the first game of the new era.

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“There’s only one stadium I’d want to be in this weekend because I think the atmosphere at St James’ Park is going to be second to none anywhere in the league this coming weekend. It’s a place I’d like to be but unfortunately I won’t be there,” he said.

It’s a shame that the club legend won’t be there, but his prediction about the atmosphere is spot on.

Wor Flags will be back, and preparations have already got fans feeling emotional.

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