Rafa Benitez extends invitation to Mike Ashley at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez says Mike Ashley is welcome to watch training "whenever he wants".

Friday, 31st August 2018, 1:51 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 3:16 pm
Rafa Benitez

The Daily Mail today reported that Newcastle United owner Ashley was unhappy that he hadn't been invited to watch a training session.

Ashley visited the training ground to speak to Benitez's predecessors and watching sessions.

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United manager Benitez today said: "The owner is the owner and he is always welcome here, so no problems.

"It's no problem if he wants to come, or anyone. We are a professional club and we are open to anyone.

“But he is the owner, so he can come here whenever he wants.”

Ashley hasn't attended a home game for more than a year.