Derby County might be saved by Mike Ashley
Before the championship games resume, it appears Derby County is receiving some credible inquiries regarding new owners.
After entering administration, the Rams tumbled to the bottom of the division with a 12 point deduction, making the job of manager Wayne Rooney even more difficult than it initially seemed.
Help could come in the form of former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, however.
Ashley has been discreetly asking about the current state of affairs at Pride Park, according to the Mirror, and with £ 305million in his pocket (via Daily Mail) after the magpies are sold, he can almost certainly afford the asking price.
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All you have to do is watch the festivities on Tyneside when the Newcastle sale was confirmed to see how delighted the locals were to see Ashley from behind, whose reputation is sure to precede him at the Derby.
Fans are rioting in St James’ Park as the takeover of Newcastle United is confirmed. Mike Ashley has confirmed that he has sold the club to a consortium supported by Saudi PiF https://t.co/wr6C11h0mX pic.twitter.com/JIpehm8o8K
– The Chronicle (@ChronicleLive) October 7, 2021
Mike Ashley could buy Derby County
The club clearly needs to be saved, but at what price?
Will Dieby’s fans give Ashley the benefit of the doubt until he proves otherwise, or has his low-key spell in St. James’ Park already conditioned the mind and heart?
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At the moment, Ashley seems to have made tentative research, but if a suitably attractive package can be put together that makes good business sense for the businessman, there are reasons to believe that he will get back into football sooner rather than later.