Daniel Kretinsky agreed option for full takeover of West Ham in deal for stake | West Ham United

Daniel Kretinsky has agreed an option for a full takeover of West Ham as part of his purchase of a 27% stake in the club. The Czech billionaire became West Ham’s second-largest shareholder last month and documents submitted to Companies House this week show an option is in place for him to acquire the shares … Read more

Premier League chairman to resign after Newcastle takeover controversy | Premier League

The chairman of the Premier League, Gary Hoffman, is to announce his resignation from the role following the controversy over the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United. Hoffman, who has only been in the job for 18 months, was the subject of an unofficial vote of confidence by Premier League chairmen last week, with over half … Read more

Newcastle United takeover fears just ‘noise’, says UK Saudi envoy | Newcastle United

The British government’s special envoy to Saudi Arabia has caused anger among MPs and human rights activists by saying concerns about the kingdom’s purchase of Newcastle United Football Club were just “noise” created by people jealous of the investment. The club was instantly ranked the richest in the world after the Premier League approved the … Read more

Winless Newcastle face a relegation battle despite Saudi takeover after drubbing by Chelsea

Steve Bruce was in Dubai with his son Alex watching England play cricket on Saturday afternoon. He looked well. It’s amazing what a week away from the pressure of the Premier League can do. Back in Newcastle, meanwhile, much was unchanged. The team Bruce left behind toiled in vain against Chelsea. They didn’t have a … Read more

FC Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman, Xavi tipped to takeover

LaLiga: Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman after three losses in four games, Xavi set to takeover LaLiga: Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman, Xavi set to take over – Ronald Koeman’s tenure as Barcelona boss has come to an end after the LaLiga giants announced his departure in a club statement on Thursday. The club have struggled to … Read more

Newcastle set to appoint Elliott Dickman as U23s coach in first major move since Saudi takeover

Newcastle are set to appoint Elliot Dickman as U23s coach as they raid rivals Sunderland in the first major move of their Saudi-led regime Newcastle are set to make the first major move of their Saudi-led regime   Elliot Dickman is set to take over as U23s coach after 26 years at Sunderland  The role has … Read more

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney set to make their first visit to Wrexham since their takeover

Wrexham set for Hollywood visit as co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney prepare to make their first trip to the Racecourse Ground next week Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney sealed their Wrexham takeover in February  Due to schedules and travel restrictions the co-owners are yet to visit the club  But the Hollywood stars are expected to … Read more

Newcastle takeover is done and dusted but spotlight should stay on human rights | Newcastle United

Hang on. What’s this? Another article about human rights? Didn’t we solve that last week? People said “questions need to be asked”. Some went even further, suggesting they should be serious questions. Once you’ve said we must not sweep the abuse of the rights of humans under the carpet surely then it’s OK to move … Read more

Steve Bruce parts with Newcastle after £300m Saudi-led takeover – video report | Football

Newcastle United have parted company with Steve Bruce less than a week after being taken over by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium in a £300m deal. The deal, which has been subject of controversy because of the country’s human rights record, stands to make Newcastle one of the richest clubs in football. Bruce led Newcastle to … Read more

Ant and Dec join Newcastle fans at St James’ Park for first match after £300m takeover

Newcastle United fans are paying tribute to the club’s new Saudi owners by covering their heads in dish cloths following the club’s takeover – but activists are also protesting outside the team’s grounds over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.    Scores of fans were seen to be in high spirits with many wearing outfits referencing … Read more