THE ONLY WAY IS UP SAYS NEW MAN WAEL
NEW Bristol Rovers owner Wael Al-Qadi insists failure is not an option.
The 46-year-old Jordanian banker bought 92.7 per cent of shares in the club last week and immediately spoke of plans to build a new stadium and help the club rise through the divisions.
Al-Qadi is determined to remain true to his word.
“People love this club so much,” he said.“It was love at first sight for me. I got the seal of approval when they sang ‘Goodnight, Irene’. I know the words.
“I cannot afford to make mistakes, I cannot afford to fail, for them. I am an owner who can build up properly, step by step, and make it sustainable.
“With the manager, there was immediate chemistry. There’s total understanding and agreement between us.
“On recruitment plans for next season I told him he’s the manager, he decides. I’m here to support him.
“The ambition is to reach as high as we can. All the ingredients are there. It’s a chance to create history, which would be amazing.”