Ashley: I do not regret buying Newcastle

“I’ve made mistakes, sure,” he told News of the World. “But do I regret buying Newcastle? Absolutely not.

“I had a fantastic year owning a fantastic club. It really was like someone fulfilling their boyhood dream.

“Up to a point, I enjoyed every minute of it.”

Ashley has been looking to sell Newcastle in recent months, after falling out with the fans.

He said: “I have not had a single credible bid.”

He added: “I’m still desperate for the club to succeed.”