Mike Ashley says he's willing to sell Newcastle United to the fans, it has been revealed.
The News of the World says there was a massive fans' protest against the under-siege millionaire Toon boss during yesterday's disastrous 2-1 home defeat to Hull.
And last night a close friend of Ashley said: "He's a big boy and won't go anywhere he's not wanted. If the fans continue to say 'stay away' he could do just that.
"They say there are 400,000 Newcastle fans in the area. If they all put in £1,000 they can buy the club and run it themselves.
"They can have a website and vote for the manager. They can pick the team and choose the players they buy and sell. They can do it all."