Williamson defends Ashley’s ambition

Former Newcastle United favorite Mike Williamson has defended owner Mike Ashley after fans criticized his ambition and love for the Magpies.

Newcastle have been in a steady decline since Alan Pardew left the club, and narrowly escaped relegation last season, but Ashley has invested heavily since the appointment of current manager Steve McClaren.

Ashley stated last season that he will never leave the Toon until he achieves his dream of bringing silverware to his beloved club, and Williamson backed his statement, despite the fans calling for him to leave.

“They can’t knock him for the money they spent in the summer and this transfer window, Williamson told BBC Radio.

“He came out and stated he wanted to win something and wouldn’t leave until they did, he has got ambition. The fans will judge it on the consistency and how they progress from here.”

Williamson didn’t feature much under the new manager before his transfer to Wolverhampton but spoke highly of the former England boss.

“Steve McClaren is a good guy, I learnt a lot from him,” Williamson added. “He creates an optimistic environment and they deserve to be higher.

“I hope the players they’ve brought in have added a boost and they can turn it into points. They will be fine, they have more than enough.”