Ashley ´wants own man´ - Kemsley

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Club owner Mike Ashley did not trust Sam Allardyce to bring in the players who could turn around Newcastle´s flagging season, according to close friend and confidante Paul Kemsley.

Ashley backed Allardyce with cash despite the fact he had been appointed before the billionaire´s takeover last July but, after the likes of Joey Barton, Alan Smith, Claudio Cacapa and Jose Enrique struggled to make an impact, Kemsley, the former Tottenham vice-chairman, believes Ashley was unwilling to do so again.

"Mike has put £250million into the club and is about to invest more, no doubt, in the window, and I suspect he wants to invest that in his own man and his own team," he told BBC Radio Five Live.

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