29 Dec 2008

Newcastle owner takes club off market

8:50 am on 29 December 2008

The English football Premier League club Newcastle United has been taken off the market by owner Mike Ashley.

Ashley put the club up for sale three months ago after saying he could no longer attend home matches because of abuse from fans.

A statement on the club's official website says there's been interest but Ashley has decided to stay and support manager Joe Kinnear.