MILAN’S NEW OWL SEARCH GOES ON
MILAN MANDARIC still hopes to attract new investment to Sheffield Wednesday following the breakdown in Hafiz Mammadov’s proposed takeover.
The Azerbaijani businessman looked set to replace Mandaric at Hillsborough until talks fell through.
The deal with Mammadov, owner of FC Baku and French side Lens, was announced on June 10, with Mandaric set to stay on as Owls chairman.
Mandaric, 75, said: “Our fans were excited when the takeover was announced. Like me they believed Mammadov offered a great opportunity for the club.
“In hindsight my desire to please our supporters probably clouded my decision to grant further time for him to complete the process.
“Whilst I hope that Mammadov will very quickly overcome his difficulties in Azerbaijan, I cannot allow this speculation to continue.
“The club will attract people who are interested in acquiring a top English football club.
“I will explore every serious possibility and if I believe that there is someone who can accelerate our plans to return this club to the Premier League then I will do all in my power to welcome them to Sheffield.”
UP FOR EXIT: Mandaric