Good luck to Gateshead FC.
Newcastle United’s neighbours on the other side of the Tyne have finally been sold to new owners.
Gateshead releasing an official club statement confirming the news on Wednesday.
An earlier proposed sale of the club in May had fallen through but now it will be Dr Ranjan Varghese, a businessman currently on the board of directors of Steel Ships Limited based in Hong Kong, who will assume control.
The sale as been approved by both the National League and the Football Association.
BBC Newcastle report that former NUFC star Steve Watson will continue as Gateshead’s manager.
Here’s hoping Newcastle fans might get similar news of a sale of their club before too long…11 years and counting under Mike Ashley.