So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest post-takeover developments on Tyneside.
Staveley, head of PCP Capital Partners, was the brains behind the £305million Saudi Public Investment Fund-led buyout at St James’ Park.
But the Daily Mail reported 16 October that the 48-year-old businesswoman is set to be snubbed by the new owners in their hunt for a new chief executive.
It is claimed that Staveley expected to be handed the position as reward for her role as the public face of the controversial takeover.
She attended the first match of the new regime, a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham on 17 October which proved to be Steve Bruce’s last act as manager.
Kenny argues that Staveley will be “furious” if indeed she is snubbed for the top job at newly-minted Newcastle.
“Personally, I’d be absolutely livid,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“Obviously, we don’t know all the ins and outs and what’s been promised to her when they made the deal.
“But if she’s been told she’d get the job and now this has happened, she’ll be furious. She has done all the hard work in sorting this takeover out.
“We know how long that took so it could be a proper kick in the teeth if this does end up happening.”
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