Ashley Was Never Going To Give Up His Windfall!
As expected - Alan Pardew is not expecting a slice of Mike Ashley's £100million windfall in the summer transfer window.
Ashley sold a four per cent stake in his Sports Direct company just weeks after bankrolling Pardew's January spending spree, which netted five senior players.
Ashley invested in Frenchmen Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran in the January window - but his plan is always for the club to finance itself.
Alan Pardew: "No, I don't think any of that will be coming my way.
"The windfall is earned from the success of his companies and what we have to do is get our own success here on and off the pitch, and we are working well towards that to generate our own money.
"That's the brief that we have got and that's what we will have to do.
"We have corrected some of the mistakes we made, and no more than that at this stage.
"There is still a long, long way to go in this season for all the teams, still a lot to play for.
"We have the Europa League as a real bonus for us.
"We have managed to play well in that competition all the way through it, even with all our injuries, so that's something we can look forward to after Swansea.
"We haven't had a trophy here for a long, long while and we are desperate for one.
"Swansea won that trophy - forget about the final, to beat Chelsea over two legs deserved a trophy in itself because that's a tough agenda, so they deserved it, every bit of it, and well played to the manager and the players."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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