THE ONLY WAY IS UP SAYS NEW MAN WAEL

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

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.”

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