Mike Ashley

Michael James Wallace "Mike" Ashley is an English billionaire retail entrepreneur in the sporting goods market. He is also the owner of Newcastle United after paying around £135 million to buy the club. Ranked 15th (in Britain only) in the 2012 version of the Forbes Magazine with estimated wealth of £1.5billion he owns major sports brand Sports Direct.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley's long-term plans for Newcastle United in doubt after opening game defeat

Alan Pardew has declared himself as happy as he can be with his side's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City

Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley

Alan Pardew has nothing to moan about after convincing Mike Ashley to spend

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is revelling in the "positivity" surrounding the club

Newcastle United players model the club's new home kit for the 2014/2015 season - made by Puma

Newcastle United have cause for excitement after dark days of last season

A good summer in the transfer market means Newcastle United should start the new season in a much more positive frame of mind

Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley

Sports Direct enters partnership with golf retailer Direct Golf UK

Direct Golf UK says links with Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct will help it become a leader in its field

Sports Direct

Sports Direct branch into fitness sector with gym acquisitions

NUFC owner Mike Ashley's firm Sports Direct is going up against rival JD Sports with plans to branch into fitness

A Sports Direct shop

Record year for Mike Ashley's Sports Direct

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct empire has enjoyed a surge in sales and profits with group revenue at £2.7bn

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley withdraws from 2015 bonus scheme

The furore over his shares allocation, and the desire to see employees benefit fully, was behind Mike Ashley's bonus rejection, the group said

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Sports Direct going Down Under with flagship stores and online presence

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct tie-up with fashion website MySales will give the Newcastle United owner access to Australia and New Zealand markets

Sports Direct

Sports Direct staff await annual results in anticipation of shares windfall

£180m bonus scheme at Mike Ashley's sports clothing company depends on the retailer growing underlying earnings

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley to be paid bonus as Sports Direct votes to pay out

Newcastle United owner's multi-million pound windfall is approved at fourth time of asking at special meeting

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Sports Direct to vote again on Mike Ashley bonus

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley will find out today if he is to receive a multi-million pound bonus from Sports Direct

A Sports Direct shop

Sports Direct will pit itself against its shareholders in bonus battle

Sports Direct wants to grant 25 million shares, worth around £200m, among 3,000 employees, including Ashley, who also owns Newcastle United FC

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

What has gone wrong with England? Why not ask Mike Ashley?

Newcastle United owner could tell you the cost of investing in English talent. It's ridiculously over-priced and could be costing the national side

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United

Mike Ashley will not allow Newcastle United star Hatem Ben Arfa to leave on the cheap

France schemer is one of a number of Newcastle stars up for sale - but United want a fee for him

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to open in Debenhams

Debenhams is to house Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct and Costa in some of its stores, in a trial that is trying to drive a better return from shopping

Newcastle signing Jack Colback

Mark Douglas: Why Newcastle need to present a transfer vision to stop Tyneside mood from curdling

Simply blaming the World Cup for efforts stalling is not good enough - and suggests same mistakes will be made

A Sports Direct shop

Sports Direct buys 4.8% stake in fashion firm MySale amid trading blip

MySale runs flash sales every day, but was listed at 2.26p instead of £2.26 when trading opened

A Sports Direct shop

Sports Direct shareholders to vote on clothes retailer's bonus scheme

Company founder and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley could benefit from latest incentive scheme at sports clothes retailer

Loic Remy

The Agenda: Financial Fair Play? Doesn't feel like it as QPR rise again

Newcastle United lost Loic Remy to QPR in January 2013 and are still feeling the after effects. Harry Redknapp's men, meanwhile, are prospering

A Newcastle United fan arrives at the ground

The Agenda: Will Aston Villa experience alter the NUFC ownership agenda?

Sources reckon Newcastle United might be for sale - but so are half the Premier League clubs reports chief sports writer Mark Douglas


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