Newcastle United aren’t the only team in the north east who have problems with their owner. But while Mike Ashley shows no signs of leaving anytime soon, something might be about to happen down the road.
According to BBC Newcastle, Sunderland owner Stewart Donald wants to sell the club. Donald bought the Black Cats following their relegation to League One, but things have turned seriously sour in recent weeks.
After losing in the playoff final last season, the Mackems are nowhere near a return to the Championship this time out, leading to pressure being put on the hierarchy. They sacked Jack Ross but his replacement Phil Parkinson has been even worse.
A Twitter campaign to get Donald out of Sunderland was launched the other day, and reports suggest that the owner has taken note.
But wanting to sell the club and actually selling it are two completely different things. Just ask any Newcastle fan…
For more than decade, Ashley has spoke about wanting to sell Newcastle. Yet here we are at the end of 2019, and the Sports Direct man is still calling the shots.
The ‘Ashley Out’ campaign has been going on for years, with various different protests against his ownership going on. And while Ashley has stated on multiple occasions that the club is for sale and he wants to get rid of it, still he remains in charge.
Sunderland fans have every right to be excited about the prospect of Donald leaving, but they aren’t out of the woods yet. It’s been more than 10 years since Ashley first confirmed he wanted to sell Newcastle United but nothing has changed. Could Donald still own Sunderland in 2029?