Newcastle does not feel like huge club - Lee

From BBC - February 15, 2018

Newcastle United "does not feel like" a huge club anymore and people "do not want to play for them", says the club's former midfielder Rob Lee.

The Magpies are 13th in the Premier League but just two points above the relegation zone.

Owner Mike Ashley put the club up for sale in October, but ended talks last month over a potential 250m sale.

"It is a shame. The club has been in decline for such a long time," Lee told BBC Radio Newcastle.

"Mike Ashley takes one step forward and then three giant steps backwards.

"It is time now for change, we need change, we need someone else to take the helm."

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley said in January she was still interested in buying the north east side despite failing to match Ashley's valuation of the club.


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