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OUT­GO­ING Sh­effield Wed­nes­day chair­man Mi­lan Man­daric says the Owls are Pre­mier League-bound un­der their new Thai own­ers.

Seafood mag­nate De­jphon Chan­siri led a con­sor­tium which has bought a 100 per cent stake in the York­shire club – a deal worth £30m.

And Man­daric, who will step down once Foot­ball League rat­i­fi­ca­tion is con­firmed, be­lieves the fu­ture is bright at Hills­bor­ough.

“I think our sup­port­ers will be happy,” said Man­daric. “Their aim is very sim­ple. They want to take the club into the Pre­mier League and that’s what con­vinced me to make the deal.

“I promised that when I left I would have se­cured the club’s fi­nan­cial fu­ture and I can look the fans in the eye and say I have done that.”

Chan­siri, whose fam­ily owns Thai Union Frozen Group, said: “I am very ex­cited at the prospect of tak­ing over con­trol from Mi­lan.

“I be­lieve this club has huge po­ten­tial and I can as­sure all our sup­port­ers that I will be work­ing ex­tremely hard to bring the suc­cess that our sup­port­ers so des­per­ately crave.”

PROM­ISE: Mi­lan Man­daric

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