BREAKING: Staveley & Ghodoussi to Ditch Newcastle in SHOCK Exit!

Breaking News: Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi to Leave Newcastle United

In a shocking development, co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi are set to leave Newcastle United, just three years after the Saudi-led takeover of the Magpies. The news comes as a major surprise, given the significant role both individuals played in the club’s acquisition.

According to reports, Staveley, who played a key role in the £300 million takeover, will sell her 10% stake in the club. Her husband, Ghodoussi, will also depart, marking the end of their tenure as interim co-chief executives. The duo had taken on the responsibilities of running the club, along with chief executive Darren Eales, since the takeover.

The decision comes as a result of changes in the club’s structure, with Eales now firmly in place as the permanent CEO. Paul Mitchell has also taken over as sporting director, replacing Dan Ashworth. The new setup is reportedly more streamlined and corporate, allowing the club to move forward without the need for Staveley and Ghodoussi’s involvement.

Amanda Staveley’s Journey

Staveley, 51, had a significant role in the takeover, working closely with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) to secure the deal. She had previously sold around 40% of her shares to the Reuben brothers, Jamie and David, who purchased a 10% stake in the club during the initial takeover.

Staveley’s exit was initially rumored earlier this year, when she resigned as a director from 20 Newcastle-related companies. She downplayed the rumors at the time, stating that the changes were purely administrative. However, it appears that the duo have now made the decision to step back from their roles.

What’s Next for Newcastle United?

The departure of Staveley and Ghodoussi marks a significant shift for the club. With Eales and Mitchell now in place, Newcastle United will look to build on their recent performances and push for a top-six finish in the Premier League.

As the Magpies look to the future, fans will be eager to see what new changes are on the horizon. One thing is certain, however: the club is in good hands with Eales and Mitchell at the helm.

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