Unnamed star reveals it's a  'shambles' at Newcastle as players' morale hits rock bottom

The morale at Newcastle United has hit rock bottom after an unnamed player described the recent events at St James' Park as a 'shambles'.

Newcastle's billionnaire owner Mike Ashley put the club up for sale after stating he can no longer watch the team due to fears over his family's safety following the Magpies 2-1 home defeat to Hull City.

It follows the departure of much-loved manager Kevin Keegan who quit after just eight months on September 4 after claiming he had no control over transfer dealings at the club.

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Mike Ashley

Owner Mike Ashley is looking to sell Newcastle United.

Former Newcastle captain Alan Shearer was also reported to have been sacked from his role as the club's ambassador following criticism of Keegan's exit.

The club denied this in a statement on Monday and claim they continued to have a 'excellent relationship' with Shearer.

The unnamed player told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: 'The players did not speak [to the media] after the [Hull] game because how can we?' he said.

'We are not allowed to be honest and say what we want.

'It's time for the people upstairs to speak up for themselves rather than reel us out to do it for them. It's a shambles.'

Steve Howey, the former Newcastle defender, suggested that 'relegation is not an unrealistic possibility until the situation is sorted out'.

The Magpies are currently 16th in the Barclays Premier League on just four points.

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