Is it Huw Jenkins?
Thankfully Laurence Bassini’s fat face is getting pushed into the background, and The Sun are claiming that it is ex-Swansea owner Huw Jenkins that has a deal waiting to be approved by those super chaps at the EFL.
Jenkins was owner and chairman of the Swans for 17 mostly very successful years. The 57-year old sold the club to an American consortium in 2016. He remained chairman until he left in February of last year.
Jenkins originally took over Swansea City in 2002 working alongside the Swansea City’s Supporters Trust. Jenkins oversaw a rise from the bottom tier of the English league, a move to the impressive Liberty Stadium and their rise to the Premier League and European football.
The Sun says that Jenkins will only take over the football club from East Street Investments, with The Valley and Sparrows Lane coming later.
Jenkins proved a good owner for Swansea and he was there for 17 yrs so I would be pleased if he took on CAFC . His experience would be invaluable as his tenure ranged over all divisions.
I would welcome him with open arms, an owner that knows football league inside out, I hope it goes through 🤞🤞
This would be a fantastic outcome for CAFC. I live near Swansea and his achievements with the club were nothing short of miraculous. I can’t bring myself to believe this rumour as it seems too good to be true.
Yes, he achieved a lot at Swansea but the sun? and also quoting The Valley and Sparrows Lane later and just taking over from ESI for a pound? Did he not do this before.
In any case, it will be exactly the same as before and what about a fit an proper test, though they give this out billy willy and has this person got proof of fund and source of funds. Not holding my breath
Swansea City were indeed sold for a pound but what is important here is the difference in motivation for the respective £1 sales. Jenkins was part of a group who were desperate to save and progress the club that they supported. The £1 fee for the purchase of Swansea City was insisted on by the owner who was selling the club and the group buying actually bought the club’s considerable debt. We should welcome Jenkin’s serious interest but whether he will be able to get a sensible agreement with any of the clowns who currently have stakes in the club is another matter. In that sense I too am not holding my breath.
Once again I have missed something CA – help me. I didn’t think Roly had been paid his £50 million yet (or whatever ridiculous amount it was) – so doesn’t he still own us? I am busy taking the mental health advice this week and putting all of this (and anything Covid-related) in the ‘things not in my control’ circle. As the song goes – wake me up when it’s all over.
Love your new puppy by the way – it cheered my day up no end.
Many thanks LP 🐶 ♥️