'Newcastle fans can’t wait to see the back of him': How Mike Ashley's ownership compares to the rest of the Premier League

Mike Ashley is certainly an unpopular figure at Newcastle United - but how do the rest of the country portray him?

By Jordan Cronin
Thursday, 02 May, 2019, 17:10
Mike Ashley's Newcastle United ownership is rated by Talksport

Well, Talksport have rated every Premier League owner from best to worst on current performance. Where does Ashley rank? Click and scroll through the pages to see how he compares:

Talksport said: "They made some of the greatest signings ever seen in the Championship, and bought a host of top class players for the current Premier League campaign who have performed excellently."
Talksport said: His appointment of Klopp as the clubs manager was excellent and he has backed him completely in the transfer market. This has seen Liverpool return to consistent top-four finishes, and reach last seasons CL final
Talksport said: Mansour managed to secure the services of perhaps footballs most sought after manager, Pep Guardiola, and hes spent the money required to bring some of the best players to the Etihad.
Talksport said: Pozzo continues to invest both on and off the pitch, securing big-money signings, improving the clubs training ground, and expanding the stadium to keep the fans flocking to Vicarage Road.
Talksport said: This success has been achieved on a meagre budget, with much of the money made since Burnleys rise to the top flight being invested in the clubs infrastructure to ensure the Clarets long-term survival.
Talksport said: Spurs recent rise under manager Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the best stories in English football, based on home-grown starlets and exceptional foreign imports.
Talksport said: Brighton won promotion to the PL for the first ever time under Bloom... and he seems keen on doing things in a considered manner, even with summer transfers not quite working out despite big fees.
Talksport said: The Srivaddhanaprabha family will go down in Leicester history as the people who helped the Foxes complete that most miraculous of sporting feats to win the 2015/16 Premier League.
Talksport said: Abramovichs tenure has been filled with success, with 15 major trophies won in 15 years. However, things have been harder recently, with him choosing to put stadium redevelopment plans on hold, and starting to restrict his spending.
Talksport said: Hoyle has been smart with money and it should set the club up for a decent crack at promotion next season, and their coffers look set to be bolstered by the sales of Philip Billing and Aaron Mooy.

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Talksport said: Demins biggest strength as owner of Bournemouth is his ability to stay behind the scenes, injecting money to keep the Cherries fairy tale appear as just that a fairy tale.
Talksport said: Now, though, the smart acquisition of Ralph Hasenhuttl seems to have the Saints back on track with several players reinvigorated. A big summer is ahead.
Talksport said: Parishs reign in charge of Palace has seen the Eagles rise to the Premier League and establish themselves as a top flight club.
Talksport said: Tan has righted many of the wrongs he made upon first taking control of Cardiff, reverting back to the clubs blue badge and strip after his ill-fated experiment with red.
Talksport said: In the summer it looked like Khan has helped build one of the most exciting squads in English football but they flopped with their defence a shambles.
Talksport said: Fans are starting to appreciate just how much money has been put recently... They do seem to have painted themselves into a corner with the appointment of OSG and it could blow up in their faces
Talksport said: If you could use only one word to describe Moshiris time in charge of Everton, it would be tumultuous.
Talksport said: Sullivan and Gold may have been the two most hated men in east London last season, but their work over the summer helped lessen some of the pressure on the pair.
Talkport said: There is still plenty of work to be done at the Emirates. Kroenke will take all the criticism should it not work out and it seems this summers transfer budget will have to be supplemented by sales.
Talksport said: "Ill feeling towards him has not lessened, even with the purse strings loosened to sign Miguel Almiron... fans cant wait to see the back of him."