​Ex-Newcastle owner Ashley ‘100 per cent’ committed to Derby takeover

Former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is 100 percent committed to buying Derby County.

Ashley, who was not always the most popular figure among Magpies supporters until he sold the club to a Saudi consortium, wants to rescue the Championship outfit that are currently in administration.

Keith Bishop, Ashley’s head of PR, spoke with Sky Sports News about the matter on Monday.

“He is 100 per cent interested in buying the club,” said Bishop.

“He wants the Derby fans to know he is very much interested.

“He sees it as a club that could do really well, obviously it’s not doing very well at the moment, but with his business acumen, he believes he could really turn it around.

“He’s still a very rich man, who has got the funds to put into the club, and he has got the business acumen to change things there.

“If I were a Derby fan I’d be very happy. And from the response we are getting, there are a lot of fans who want him to come in and take the club over.

“With where they are now, they deserve a lot better. And that’s what he can do.”

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