ROWETT UNMOVED BY TAKEOVER TALK
BIRMINGHAM boss Gary Rowett has welcomed interest from five parties wishing to take over the club, but says it remains business as usual until someone signs on the dotted line.
Receivers Ernst & Young told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange there have been offers for the club’s parent company Birmingham International Holdings Limited.
But Rowett said: “It doesn’t clarify the position particularly for me as a manager, but since I’ve come in there have probably been 30 stories about various things with the ownership, so therefore you’ve got a choice: you either start getting embroiled in it and trying to work out what’s what or you work with the people you’re working with.
“It’s a good sign there’s people out there that would love to own Birmingham City because it’s a great club and there are a lot of good people around it. I still think, with the right people, there’s huge potential.”
Blues’ former owner Carson Yeung is currently serving six years in prison for money laundering.
Ernst & Young were asked to take control of BIHL in February to ease the in-fighting on the board, appointing Stephen Lui as chairman and David Yen Ching Wai as chief executive.
FOCUSED: Gary Rowett