Owen has backtracked by admitting Newcastle DID offer him a new contract before leaving the club in 2009.
Just to clarify. My tweet yesterday referred to no contract offer after Newcastle relegation. Which I said was understandable.
Newcastle did make me an offer to extend in 2008 when Joe Kinnear was manager. Apologies to the club if there has been any confusion.
I just didn't want the fans to think I had deserted the club after relegation. I didn't.