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Amanda Staveley releases statement on Newcastle role after Saudi Arabia trip

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Amanda Stavely has confirmed that she remains a director of Newcastle United to allay fears that she had stepped down.

Staveley, who played a key role in facilitating the takeover of the club by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, resigned as a director of 20 companies associated with Newcastle earlier this week. Despite being removed removed from a raft of listings on the Companies House website, Mirror Football reported the resignations were part of business housekeeping and that many of the subsidiary companies are dormant.

After returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia, Stavely has looked to ease any worry that she was stepping away from a role with the club. The 51-year-old clarified the situation and revealed holding so many positions had always bee seen as temporary.

Stavely said on Instagram : “Just arrived back from Saudi and noticed a lot of messages from fans concerned that I had stepped down from my role as a director of Newcastle United.

The Newcastle co-owner had visted Al-Qadsiah sports group during her time in Saudi Arabia. Stavely participated in an archery sessions with the group who are also home to a football team that participates in the Saudi First Division League.

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