Keeping faith?

 

No need for much more to be said than that Stewart Donald is now on the brink of completing the takeover of Sunderland AFC from the hapless Ellis Short. The EFL seems ready to confirm the change of ownership.

Here is the helfpul if limited club statement:

Following a meeting with the EFL on Friday, and the provision of further information, we can now confirm that the proposed sale of the club could be concluded as early as next week.

We would like to place on record our thanks to the EFL for their assistance during the process, at what is a very busy time of the football calendar for them.

 

See if this affects your decision to vote or not to vote in our little poll.

We have not changed the wording of the question and range of responses. That will happen once we know more.

As for the managerial appointment, it would now seem Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder was interested mainly in securing a better deal from his present club. Monsieur Salut’s understanding just over a week ago was that he was the favourite, thought Stewart’s team were well aware that his interest might be strategic, with Leicester’s assistant manager Michael Appleton and Blackpool’s Gary Bowyer also in contention.

There have been plenty of other suggestions: Alex Rae, Big Sam, SuperKev, John O’Shea, Mick McCarthy … and M Salut’s personal dream, Arsène Wenger. Who can possibly say?

Over to the Salut! Sunderland jury …

Tags: , ,

Salut! Sunderland is written, illustrated and edited by - and principally for - supporters of Sunderland AFC. The site aims to be sufficiently literate and entertaining to appeal to people who do not follow SAFC but enjoy good football writing.

2 Responses to “That takeover: the Ellis Short era seems all but over” Subscribe

  1. Long sufferer! May 20, 2018 at 4:16 am #

    ..Wenger would be good,but no chance,,,I’d like big Sam,but doubt he’d drop down the divisions,but he likes money $$$$$ so never say never.Phillips and Rea,sounds good,but too early to take a chance I think,,,but maybe they might just do the job,

  2. Drummer May 20, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    Whilst I’m pleased that a takeover is happening ,the romantic in me was hoping that the local consortium with Quinny’s input would have won the day .Never mind , huge respect to Mr Donald and his team for taking this job on and I’m 100% behind them . My worries are ,how much finances are available and if this takeover has Mr Short’s approval, going by his past judgement, I’m a little concerned. The huge news is that apparently the club is now restructured to be debt free at the present. This gives hope for further investment from other parties or even another takeover somewhere down the line if Madrox have taken the club as far as they can . Obviously the first step is to stop the rot and get this club promoted . Good luck Mr Donald, we’re all behind you .

Leave a Reply

Scunthorpe vs SAFC prize Guess the Score: make Rod Liddle eat his words

Jake

Monsieur Salut introduces the latest prize Guess the Score competition. Don’t worry if your entry is ‘held for moderation’ – […]

French Fancies: ‘star chroniclers’ Henry Winter, Sam Wallace and tenuous Sunderland links

Salut Banner2(featured image)

France’s leading Sunday newspaper hails four stars of Premier League football writing[/caption] How can I make this sound like it […]

Sixer’s Soapbox: Sunderland 1 Luton 1. Mazdas but no Maja

Sixer's Soapbox (featured image)

Malcom Dawson wrote this introduction wthout seeing Pete Sixsmith’s match report: Lee Probert’s performance will undoubtedly dominate the headlines and […]

Rate the ref: Sunderland v Luton Town

Rate The Ref featured image

A home game with  a big crowd and one or two controversial decisions should result in more than the 39 […]

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Team: Luton Town

Salut Banner5(featured image)

John McCormick writes, I’m  not sure whether or not I ever saw Luton during the sixties. Pete Sixsmith didn’t, so […]

Wrinkly Pete: home is where the heart is but our away days arouse the passion

Wrinkly Pete(featured image)

Peter Lynn, aka the wrinkly one, gets to a lot of games home and away. He’s noticed, even when things […]

Page generated in 0.986 seconds. Stats plugin by www.blog.ca