Ashley 'Confused And Upset' - Says Pardew!
I never thought I'd see the day ... Alan Pardew has suggested Mike Ashley isn't running the club as well as he'd like!
Pardew has admitted the club owner can become 'confused and upset' by the vagaries of football business.
Pardew has defend the club's transfer policy in the past, even though Newcastle failed to sign anyone on a permanent deal in the summer transfer window (apart from bringing in Loic Remy on loan).
Speaking to Goals on Sunday, Pardew hinted at his frustration with life at St James' Park.
Alan Pardew: "Mike is a strong character who has been a success in his whole business life and is a genius in that world - but when you come to football the logic doesn't quite fit.
"He loves football but he sometimes can't understand how it works and it confuses and upsets him, and when he is upset he does things that aren't brilliant for the football club.
"That's just Mike and he has funded the club, made sure we have no debt - other than to himself - and supported me, but unless we get a billionaire from deepest Russia we are probably not going to be able to compete with the likes of Man United, Man City and Chelsea, which is what our fans want."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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