League One strugglers Bradford City have had their fair share of ups and downs this season, already boasting their third manager and second chairman of a turbulent campaign.
They’re also four points adrift of safety at the foot of the table, but bagged a spectacular win this weekend against play-off hopefuls Peterborough United to spark survival hopes.
New manager Gary Bowyer is highly-regarded in lower league circles for the excellent work he did with Blackpool, at the time another crisis club, and he’ll need all of his experience and knowledge to get the Bantams to safety.
Off the field they’re going through major changes, having seen unpopular chairman Edin Rahic leave earlier in the season.
The question of how they move forward still rumbles on, but the club put out a statement this weekend effectively stating that current chairman Stefan Rupp is now the owner of the holding company, ER Sports Group.
That’s prompted some fans to emerge on Twitter, questioning exactly what this means for the future of the Bantams.
Whilst League One survival is paramount this campaign, once we move into the summer there promises to be yet more upheaval at Valley Parade.
a notice of intent would have been good to accompany this statement of fact.
— Paul Ward (@paulwardmbe) March 10, 2019
"Read more details here"…..not exactly a huge amount of detail is it ?!?
— Rob Hunt (@rhunt321) March 10, 2019
Good news, although it makes it easier for Rupp to sell in the Summer… ???? #bcafc
— Dan. (@BantamDan_) March 10, 2019
Take it for what it is, good news, the rubber stamp on the end of the Rahic era. Whatever else follows, follows, for now speculation ownership has to take a back seat while City fight to avoid the drop.
— David Pendleton (@davidpendleton0) March 10, 2019
Means nothing to where we are at this time. Need to be 100% focused on preserving our hard earned L1 status! ????
— Broadsider (@Broadsider01) March 10, 2019
We now need to know what his intentions are in the long term for the club. #bcafc
— Ian Hemmens (@IHemmens) March 10, 2019
He's already got a buyer ready.
— BannedinBingley (@BannedinB) March 10, 2019
I’m guessing ER stands for Edin Rahic Sports group. Change of name needed surely?
— Capt. Mike Hitch (@captmikehitch) March 11, 2019
Will there be a further statement on the plans of the owner post the end of this season? Who will be CEO going forward?
— JF (@jonfozz) March 10, 2019