Ashley is notorious for rarely speaking publicly about the club.
But following the club’s relegation to the Championship, Ashley has broken his silence to address supporters.
He maintains his intentions to “achieve the very best at Newcastle”, thanks boss Rafa Benitez and admits he will now embark on a period of “careful consideration”.
THE FULL LETTER
I am writing to you in the immediate aftermath of the relegation of our club – a bitterly disappointing outcome for all of us.
Newcastle United rightly has a proud and long tradition of competing at the highest level and I therefore understand and share the pain that supporters will be feeling at this difficult time.