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Mandaric Linked With Owls Investment

Current Leicester City chairman and former Portsmouth owner Milan Mandaric is the latest name to be linked with a potential investment in Wednesday.

Mandaric's name was brought up by presenters on BBC Radio Sheffield's Football Heaven programme last night as the Owls continue their search for much-needed investment into the club.

It follows the news that Kevin Mundie, leading investor of oil companies' group COR, withdrew his interest in the Owls for personal reasons yesterday.

Owls chairman Howard Wilkinson has confirmed that talks are still on-going with other interested parties, with the remaining players involved in the COR deal still believed to be in advanced talks.

Mandaric is the other name to be thrown into the hat by the media following his sale of npower Championship side Leicester City to a Thai-based consortium.

He's still chairman at the Walkers Stadium club but is thought to be close to leaving the club following the takeover, with his former club Portsmouth also another possible destination.

Talking to BBC Sport recently, Mandaric said: "I'm still chairman here but there's no secret about how much I love Pompey and I think I have another round left in me.

"But committing to anything now would be wrong, for the fans here and the fans there. I will not be putting my name near any deal for a club until I'm ready."

Mandaric was linked with Wednesday before his spell with the Foxes after he sold his shares in the Fratton Park club.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 4 2010

Time: 10:31AM

Your Comments

Think mandaric, think portsmouth....makes our finances look great. Sacking martin allen after 4 games, straight after beating high flying watford 4-1. Then sacking ian holloway, not a bad manager in hindsight. the guys an idiot, no thanks.
DEZZYP
blah blah blah.....
Owlsmad
Hang on Dezzy you can hardly blame Mandaric for Pompey's situation. He got them to the Premier League and they love him down there! He's now got Sven at Leicester and no doubt they'll be up to the PL soon too.
spirtySWFC
Mandaric left Pompeys finances in a reasonably good state, it was Gaydamak that started spending against future incomes etc. Constant sacking of management is the worst thing you could say about him...and he did bring us Redknapp eventually...
Tantona
Course you can blame him, he brought all the huge wages they couldnt afford to the club then bailed out. spent well above their limit, give portsmouth the risdale treatment. He's brought sven in with somebody else's money, he sold his shares a while ago.
DEZZYP
just bored of the whole situation why cant it just be simple and the club have a future without the financial mess just dragging out far to much now
retfordowl1867
Gaydamak left them up sh sh%$% not Mandaric. That's why they love him down there and want him to return. He got them to the promised land. Similar with Leicester in that they went down to League 1 but they're back up and going forward with loads of cash in the bank and Sven as manager.
spirtySWFC
You know what lets not say anything,do anything,mention anything.Like me and thousands of Wednesday fans im sick to the high hilts of broken promises,people talking s**t about ploughing millions into a club when they dont have a pot to p**s in.Lets just keep quite not write anything and continue letting Howard and Nick sort this crap out,then we can all move forward i belive.Im just so unsure what the stumbling blocks are to let us move forward after years of talks with everyone.Christ look at our debt to other clubs and ill asure you we are not in the top ten.
garrymo
agree with garrymo - waste of time talking about madaric just like all the other imaginary investors that have been oh so close to buying the club - Nov 17th is when we'll really know whats happening....
Patrick Blondeau
Lets agree to ban all talk and specultaion on take overs until it actually happens. I am going to do this and it will reduce my stress/ rage levels accordingly!
bluedog
Well ive heard chritsmas eve is wen we are going to get our much waited takeover so Rudolph told me and he was told by one of the elves that knows somebody who works on the toy line that knows sum1 that is Santas right hand Elf.
ollyowl70
christmas
ollyowl70
About the only person we have not been linked with is the chuckle Brothers.Mind you we all need a laugh at this club to keep our spirts up LMAO.
garrymo
Actually garrymo its funny u shud say that cos lol
ollyowl70
to me to you, to me to you, that's Potter and JOC passing to each other!
sussexowl
After a while every take over fuses into one giant takeover that's a bit fuzzy around the edges and it doesn't bother me anymore but that could be the medication, after all I've just backed us for a convincing win against Southport in the poll and we all know Mr Irvine will have talked them up so the players think they're up against Real Madrid and we'll be out to stop them from playing by packing our half and never going beyond the centre circle, where have all the full stops gone?
robc
chuckle brothers are die hard rotherham so i suppose that rules them out.
ozzietheowl
Hi owls...Pompey fan here..always had a soft spot for you guys, one of my first memories of going to Fratton park was a game between us in 1970/71...Mandaric...Think Car salesman...loves the media attention...cant work for anyone else but himself...but, when he buys a club...he seems to look for a reasonable model that needs a little valeting and some minor repairs that can be put on the fore court at a healthy mark up profit...not adverse for the odd under the counter bit of buisness, but not a gangster...unfortunately for us made us a prem club and sold us to a Gun Running money launderer...and the rest is history...we know where all the money went....RUSSIA
plymouth graham
I heard Mundie only pulled out cos he had a brain scan and was told he's not f****** mental after all!!
sussexowl
i lived on the same street as wilkinson and lee chapman in high green in the 80s, when he went to leeds the sale of his house fell through 3 times, recognise the similarities?
scarboro-owl
like it sussex
vic mobley
 

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