Sheffield Wednesday: Mandaric urges calm on takeover

Milan Mandaric
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Milan Mandaric hopes to be in a position to give an update on Hafiz Mammadov’s on-going takeover of Sheffield Wednesday before the start of the season on Saturday.

But for now, the Owls chairman has urged supporters to show patience and not worry about the status of the deal.

It is now eight weeks since Mandaric and Mammadov announced they had reached an agreement for the Azerbaijani businessman to buy the club.

While there appears to be no end point in sight for the finalisation of the deal, Mandaric insists work is on-going to get it over the finishing line.

“We are continuing to work hard on the deal and hopefully we will have more news at the end of the week,” he told the Star.

“I’m as desperate as all of my supporters for it to come to a conclusion. There is nothing to worry about. We have to be patient.

“Right now two months have gone since we announced it and I know that everyone is desperate to find something out and we are working very hard to resolve the situation.”

Former Owls loanee Leon Best yesterday joined rivals Derby on a season-long.

Owls boss Stuart Gray had monitored Best this summer but made no move for the 27-year-old striker.