Former Newcastle United favourite reveals classy gesture by club’s new owners

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Former Newcastle United favourite Micky Quinn says he has been contacted by the club’s new owners.

Newcastle United’s new owners plan to reconnect with the club’s former players.

That’s according to late 80s/ early 90s favourite Micky Quinn, who revealed he had been contacted by United’s owners on Friday.

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Under the previous regime, led by Mike Ashley, the Magpies essentially cut ties with legends such as Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan.

Indeed, a number of ex-players were spotted at St James’ Park for the first game under the new era, which ended a 3-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

‘Build bridges again’

And Quinn hopes that will become a more regular theme after receiving a “nice” message from the club.

He tweeted: “Received a nice message from @NUFC on Friday saying that they are going to build bridges again between the old players and the club as it was difficult under the last regime.

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“Let’s hope they do because I know the fans love seeing former legends in and around their club and city.”

Alan Shearer pictured at win over Burnley

Shearer was pictured alongside Rob Lee as the pair watched Newcastle’s 1-0 victory over Burnley - the club’s first of the season from the executive boxes.

When asked if he’d be interested in returning in an ambassador role, Shearer told The Overlap: “They (the new owners) have far more important and bigger decisions to make than who they’re going to bring in as an ambassador or who they’re going to bring to the games.

“If they want to sit down and talk then, of course, I’ll be willing to do that.

“At the minute, there hasn’t been anything and I wouldn’t expect there to be anything.”

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