15m 'deal' struck during a heavy drinking session was 'nonsense' HomeNewsNorth East NewsMike AshleyMike Ashley tells High Court judge The Newcastle United owner is being sued by investment banker Jeffrey Blue who claims he is owed 14m from Mike Ashley 19:21, 5 JUL 2017 Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Mike Ashley jokingly offered a banker a job as Newcastle United's director of football during a drunken night out, a court heard.
The revelation came as the Sports Direct mogul hit back at claims by an investment banker, who is suing Mr Ashley for that he staged business meetings in pubs. Mr Ashley said Jeffrey Blue's claim coach outlet sale quest was "nonsense" and he said he was "really p off". He said he is not "Obi Wan Kenobi running the Death Star" when asked about his control of the clothing giant and coach outlet stores jackson nj insisted he did not take "serious decisions" on "drunken nights out". Mr Ashley, 52, was giving evidence on the third day of a High Court trial in London. Mr Blue says Mr Ashley promised to pay him if he used his expertise to increase Sports Direct's share price to a share, during a meeting in a pub. He says Mr Ashley paid only and he wants damages. Mr Ashley, who referred to Mr Blue as "that liar", denies the claim. He says the he paid Mr Blue was not related to any agreement allegedly made in a pub. Mr Justice Leggatt began analysing evidence at the trial on Monday. The judge has heard the dispute between Mr Blue and Mr Ashley centres on a conversation in the Horse and Groom coach outlet locations 10017 pub four years ago. Mr Ashley told the court he and Mr Blue went for drinks with Esp Santo employees Peter Tracey, Simon McEvoy, and Russell Clifton, hoping to attract investment in Sports Direct. He's no Santa Claus and he will 'smash' rivals 'to bits' Mike Ashley in his own words Mr Ashley said Mr Blue had organised the night out and asked him to come along and help everyone have a "fun night".
He added: "Mr McEvoy says that I offered him a job at Newcastle United that evening but he didn't take me seriously because it was obviously just banter. "I think that this shows how ludicrous it is that Mr Blue by contrast claims coach outlet locations rhode that we had a serious conversation that evening about a bonus for him.".
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