Derby County’s takeover deal ‘remains close’, according to Derbyshire Live’s Steve Nicholson.
Recent reports have claimed that Mel Morris will sell the club as the Rams look towards an exciting new era that will push them towards the Premier League one again.
The club revealed earlier this month that a deal had been agreed in principle for Derventio Holdings Limited to become the controlling stakeholder of the Championship club.
That deal is being led by Abu Dhabi royal family member Sheikh Khaled who promises to make the club one of the richest in England.
No deal has yet been completed but according to Nicholson an announcement may not be too far away, with a managerial appointment not far behind.
Writing for the Derbyshire Telegraph, Nicholson said: “The takeover remains close.
“Maybe the new owners want to get themselves in place and then announce their manager. I know I would if I was buying the club.
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“It’s impossible to put an exact date on it, I ask each day.
“The acquisition of a football club is a big thing, and it can take time.
“I know it can be frustrating, but everything has to be in place and agreed and clubs are unlikely to conduct such business in public.”
Who should be named as Derby County manager?
Everything for Derby County hinges on this takeover being announced.
The Rams really need to get things in place to help them to pick up the results needed to move them away from the bottom of the Championship.
While promotion will no doubt be the ultimate aim, it’s important not to run before they can walk and deal with the immediate challenge that faces the club.