Newcastle’s Saudi financiers say the League Cup final defeat against Manchester United has fueled their desire to continue success at the club.
Newcastle are 80 percent owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund from October 2021, with their investment in Eddie Howe’s team playing a major role in the club’s revival.
The Magpies languished in the Premier League relegation zone when the consortium took over, but this season they have climbed to fifth in the table and reached their first cup final since 1999.
The chairman of Newcastle Yasir Al-Rumayyan was at Wembley for the 2-0 defeat against United and the disappointment fueled the interest of the owners of the future.
In a message to supporters, the club’s board said: “On the field, the team gave everything to achieve the victory we all wished for. until the end.
“Even though it’s not the end, the way everyone is sticking together is still a source of great pride, and we will always remember the amazing flag that all our fans are waving. until the last moments of the game.
“That bond and sense of family is part of our identity, and it must be called upon again as we move together into an important part of the next season.
“As we turn our focus back to the Premier League, our ambitions are strengthened by this experience and we will be even more hopeful as we move forward. Once again, a sincere thank you. We are United.”
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