Newcastle United have issued a statement, apologizing to their fans after they were relegated from the premier league last night.
Sunderland beat Everton 3-0 at the Stadium of Light to secure safety and send Newcastle down to the Championship, along with Norwich City.After their fate was sealed, club director, Lee Charnley expressed how ‘devastated’ he was by the result, and thanked Newcastle’s fans for their support this season ahead of their last game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Tonight we are devastated at our relegation from the Premier League, as I know every single person connected to this football club will be,’ Charnley said in the statement.
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‘I want to thank all of the fans for the support you have shown for the club you love throughout the season, in spite of this massive disappointment and underachievement.Your support throughout has been magnificent, but I want to pay particular thanks for the incredible backing you have given to Rafa and the team during the latter part of the season. Nothing more could be asked of you and I am truly sorry we have not given you the outcome you deserve. ‘I also want to thank every single member of staff here. This club is their livelihood, but they are fans too. To go through the threat of relegation last season and then to suffer a worse fate this time around has been very hard for them. I know that each and every one of them has done whatever they could to help us out of the situation we now find ourselves in’.
Newcastle now faces uncertainty about Rafa Benitez’s future but they will be hoping he stays at the club and if not, find a new manager to bring the team back to the premier league next year