As part of the drive by Steve Hollis for improved communication to Villa supporters, the club today issued a welcome update on the ownership picture. It suggested after weeding through the various interested parties, they are now down to the serious parties who have big plans for the club.
This echoes what was said in the recent Fans Consultation Group meeting that MOMS was present at, when it was hinted by Hollis that some of the buyers had big plans, as today’s statement also states:
‘Negotiations are now with those parties that we believe will have the passion and ambition to return the Club to winning the highest honours in European football.’
The statement also mentioned why an announcement of a new Villa manager was still on hold, which is obviously linked to, as anybody with a bit of common sense will know, the incoming owner needing to be finalised first.
The statement (below) also confirmed that there will be no lap of appreciation after the Newcastle game, which the MOMS poll below was an active part of informing the club’s decision.
The result is very similiar to a poll run in the Birmingham Mail, so it seems to be an exact science.
Aston Villa Statement
Aston Villa Football Club can confirm Chairman Steve Hollis remains in active negotiations over the sale of the Club.
Chairman Steve Hollis said: “We are in very constructive negotiations which could lead to the sale of the Club to a new Owner.
“There has been no shortage of parties who would like to own Aston Villa but our negotiations are now with those parties that we believe will have the passion and ambition to return the Club to winning the highest honours in European football.
“The appointment of the manager is at this time inextricably linked to the current negotiations.”
The Club has consulted with supporter representatives over the annual lap of appreciation and understand in the current circumstances that would not be appropriate.
Throughout a bitterly disappointing campaign our supporters have been the one positive and the Club would like to thank them all for their tremendous support.
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