John Ryan was reassured for over a year that he had a role to play at Doncaster Rovers, Terry Bramall has said.
Ryan resigned in November following a very public fall-out with Bramall and the existing Rovers hierarchy over their refusal to approve a takeover by Irish-led consortium Sequentia Capital.
Bramall has kept his counsel since Ryan’s “step out of the shadows” jibe but this week hinted at the shift in power behind the scenes at the Keepmoat when revealing a 18-month long bid to persuade Ryan that he was still a vital cog in the boardroom wheel.
Bramall also revealed at Monday’s fans’ forum that he and fellow majority shareholder Dick Watson have ploughed £17 million into the club since becoming directors in 2006.
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