Gary Lineker makes joke about Mike Ashley's Newcastle statement

Newcastle Utd - St James Park

The former player turned host has joked about Newcastle United's long run without a win.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has reacted on Twitter to comments Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley gave to Sky Sports on Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the Magpies’ crunch clash with West Ham United, Ashley explained what his next ambition for the club was.

“Now it’s to win something,” he said, “and by the way, I won’t be selling it until we do. Not at any price.”

Ashley went on to say that qualifying for the Champions League would be classed as winning something, but Newcastle are currently a long way from that.

Taking to the social media site shortly after the Newcastle supremo’s comments, Lineker wrote, “Mike Ashley says ‘I’m going nowhere until we win something.’ A game?”

The former player was referring to the fact that prior to this weekend Newcastle had not won any of their previous 10 league matches.

That was form that meant they went into the final day with their Premier League safety far from secure.

As it was they survived, after their 2-0 victory saw Hull relegated to the second tier, so perhaps Newcastle had the last laugh, although there is a lot of work to be done before they are challenging for the kind of honours Ashley seemingly has in mind.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch