Mike Ashley the self made Billionaire , who is the owner of SPORTING DIRECT, is also known for hid beer drinking.. He purchased Newcastle United for a then sum of 133, one hundred and thirty three million pounds, he then invested a sum of 129, one hundred and twenty nine million pounds. During that time of say ten years of his ownership Newcastle United had several famous football managers such as Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan. Now also in the ten year tenner of his he saw Newcastle United relegated twice , but he also saw Newcastle United promoted twice up to E.P.L again after very short absence twice. Clubs that are relegated stay down for years like Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers. The final decision was decided at a Indian restaurant called Curry, where the deal was finally decided. The buyer is Amanda Steveley,a billionaire in her own right , she is a investor.. It will take roughly a week for the deal to be done and registered .