Sheffield Wednesday - Former Hammers Supremo Eyes Owls
UK time is: 12:54:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Former Hammers Supremo Eyes Owls

Former West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson has emerged as a shock contender to mount a takeover bid for Wednesday, according to today's Daily Mail.

The Icelandic businessman has been away from English football since his spell as West Ham chairman but is thought to be heading a consurtium that are in talks with Wednesday.

The Owls are on the lookout for potential invesmtent into the club and have already revealed that American company Club 9 Sports and another, unnamed consortium, are showing interest.

But Magnusson's interest has come somewhat out of the blue following his stint as chairman of the Premier League Hammers three years ago.

Magnusson is understood to have shown initial interest last season by attending a match at Hillsborough but never got any further in the process of investing following Lee Strafford's departure from S6.

He has an interest in football and is a former president of the Icelandic FA and was on the UEFA executive committee.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 19 2010

Time: 9:31AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Blimey! Whattever next. After so many protracted tales and stories I am quite happy to let all this wash over me. With the finances we currently have Father Ted is building a highly competitive and well organised side. Should the club be taken over and receive more money for players, well that will just be a bonus. (Mind you Iceland and Sheffield have very similar climates, so perhaps there is something in this story!)
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 09:46:00

And just how well did things go at West Ham under his supervision?
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 10:20:00

This bloke shouldnt be let near a club again, he makes our board look like the most sensible people on the planet. Sadly that proper persons test thing they do is only for the premier league....hope this is just a rumour.
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 10:23:00

From what I understand he was hardly to blame for the problems at West Ham. He was merely the front man for the consortium and had only a 5% stake in the club personally. He was only Chairman there for about 6 months before the other Icelanders that he introduced took over. Can't say I'm 100% sure about the above but I remember reading that somewhere yesterday.
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 12:16:00

Just been on Sky Sports that no truth in eggy taking over at Wednesday, but on going talks with a unamed investers still on going, so that clears that up.
ecco owl
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 12:27:00

phew, big relief. what a bargain somebody could get our club for, it amazes me nobody with a bit of business sense shows any interest. Some debt, but no worse than most clubs, the fan base(a bit miserable at times), a redeveloped stadium should we england get the world cup. so much potential with so little interest....very frustrating indeed.
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 12:41:00

egbert would do a great job at the sty!! here here to a swift appointment.....ha ha the blokes a crook but suppose you are used to those at your league 1 outfit!!! ha ha league 1 still has a great ring to it don't you think!! i've heard the other unamed investor is mickey mouse....interesting!!
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 13:54:00

Yeah Yeah whatever !! Speak to the hand and all that cos really until it happens FOR REAL I really couldnt care less about these stories. Its gone on far too long for me to even think about getting excited its all blaa blaa blaa blaa blaa blaa blaa whenever I hear a story like this. he he
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 13:56:00

I mean is it just me or is anybody else on here just sick to the back teeth of even talking about all this rubbish.
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 13:57:00

Yes pigforlife what a big championship club you lot are, 22,000 crowd for your opening fixture, then the cheap option for your manager, big club my arse more like mickey mouse club.
ecco owl
Report Abuse
19/08/2010 23:01:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17
8. Cardiff 10 4 4 2 3 16
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15
10. Sheff Wed 10 4 3 3 1 15
11. Q.P.R. 10 4 3 3 -2 15
12. Ipswich 10 4 3 3 -2 15
13. Fulham 10 3 3 4 1 12

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

RUFC - Reserves In Action This Afternoon
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:49:01
RUFC - Redfearn Honoured To Be Rotherham Manager
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:37:00
RUFC - Chairman 'Neil Ticked All The Pudding'
Rotherham : 13/10/2015 12:30:01
Saadi To Make Pompey Debut?
Cardiff : 13/10/2015 12:00:00
Tomasz Kuszczakm Is The Man
Birmingham : 13/10/2015 11:55:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Is Tom Lees our most vital player?
Suggested By:  Vital Wednesday
Yes 72%
No 28%