Newcastle United owners rubbish media ‘exclusive’ on Director of Football rejection
The Newcastle United owners have hit back after a media ‘exclusive’ this weekend.
The supposed ‘exclusive’ was put out by Matt Law of The Telegraph on Saturday.
Then he followed it up with another snide attack on the club and the new Newcastle United owners on Sunday.
This prompting Mehrdad Ghodoussi to respond on behalf of the NUFC ownership.
This was the order things happened…
Matt Law of The Telegraph – 4 December 2021:
Runs a story…
‘Exclusive: Michael Emenalo turns down Newcastle United offer to become director of footballer following talks. Big blow for the club’
The article stated that Michael Emenalo had been offered the Director of Football job at Newcastle United BUT he had turned it down because the club’s ambitions didn’t match his.
Matt Law of The Telegraph – 5 December 2021:
“This would worry me if I was a Newcastle fan.
“Not just because Michael Emenalo said no but because the thinking at the top of the club appears to be muddled and one person at least seems a little too fond of the fame/power attached to their place on the board.”
Matt Law following up his Saturday ‘exclusive’ by trying to stir it further after Newcastle had picked up their first win of the season against Burnley.
The journalist referring to Amanda Staveley with his jibe of ‘seems a little too fond of the fame/power attached to their place on the board’ at Newcastle United.
Mehrdad Ghodoussi responds via Twitter – 5 December 2021:
“Contrary to a newspaper report.
“Michael Emenalo was never offered the job of Sporting Director or Director of Football at Newcastle United.
With this journalist making it extra personal, little wonder that Amanda Staveley’s husband was so keen to put the truth out there.
This has become just the norm.
Yes, it is fair game for people / media to debate and comment on the identity of the new Newcastle United owners, especially the majority owners, with Saudi PIF owning 80% of the club now.
However, far beyond that, it appears to be open season on the Newcastle United owners, coaching staff and fans, where the media feel able to publish anything they want, irrespective of how much…or how little, it is based on truth / reality.
The way that journalists have in particular targeted Amanda Staveley with personal attacks on many occasions has been quite disgraceful, including making disparaging comments on how she looks.
Quite amazing in this day and age that this is deemed acceptable by the media in this country…though sadly no surprise the lengths they will go to, to try and have a go at those who are now associated with Newcastle United.
Yet the overwhelming majority of that same media showed zero interest in the shameful running of Newcastle United under Mike Ashley for over 14 years.
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