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Jamie Reuben at St James Park talking about Newcastle United priorities, excitement and potential

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Jamie Reuben has been talking ahead of Newcastle v Tottenham.

The NUFC Director at St James Park, discussing Newcastle United priorities, excitement and potential.

Jamie Redknapp was asking the questions on behalf of Sky Sports, Harry’s son is a personal friend of Jamie Reuben.

Jamie Reuben declaring: ‘We are deeply humbled for all the support that we received in the city and we are very grateful. We are really determined now to make Newcastle live up to its potential.’

Jamie Redknapp talking to Jamie Reuben on Sky Sports ahead of Newcastle v Tottenham – 17 October 2021:

Jamie Redknapp:

“So, talk us through this last ten days or so, it must have been crazy.”

Jamie Reuben:

“It has been absolutely immense.

“Growing up, I knew about the passion of Newcastle fans, but this has been extraordinary.

“We are deeply humbled for all the support that we received in the city and we are very grateful.

“We are really determined now to make Newcastle live up to its potential.”

Jamie Redknapp:

“You talk about the city as a project, is there more than just football that you can do here?

“Is this a project where you can make the city even better and thrive?”

Jamie Reuben:

“Absolutely.

“Newcastle is a great city, we [Reuben family] have been investing in for many many years, beyond the football club. We have the racetrack and some developments going on in the city centre. It is a city I really enjoy spending time in and it has really got a bright future ahead.”

Jamie Redknapp:

“I remember talking to you, probably over a year ago now, and you said this was a club that you really wanted to buy, but there was a lot of resistance towards it. Do you understand why?”

Jamie Reuben: 

“Look, I obviously understand why, but we are delighted to have arrived where we are. We are so excited about the project ahead.

We have great partners in Amanda [Staveley] and [Saudi] PIF, and our new chairman Yassir [Al-Rumayyan – Governor of PIF] who is an avid sports fan.

“We are really excited to make Newcastle live up to its potential.”

Jamie Redknapp:

“This huge club has not won a [domestic] trophy since the fifties, is that a realistic ambition for you?”

Jamie Reuben:

“Look, we are long-term patient investors, we definitely want to be competing at the top end of the table and we definitely want to be competing for trophies.

“But at the moment, the immediate priority is to ensure we get the results that we need right now [to avoid relegation] and build the infrastructure to ensure that we compete at high levels going forward.”

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