Ipswich Town have recently announced that they’re under new ownership, with new chairman Mike O’Leary and investor Brett Johnson coming in at Portman Road.
The Tractor Boys Chairman has recently spoken out on his new role, and praised Marcus Evans for his role in the sale of the club.
“We want our first remarks on completion of this takeover to be words of thanks to Marcus Evans. We have been discussing this sale with him for more than a year, and throughout the negotiations his love for the Club has shone through.
“He is a true supporter and all of us at Gamechanger 20 are extremely grateful that he has chosen to put his trust in us.”
Both O’Leary and Johnson will be eager to see their side challenge for promotion back into the Championship this season, with the Tractor Boys well-placed to do just that.
They’re currently sat eighth in the League One table, and will fancy their chances of putting together a positive run of results from now until the end of this year’s league campaign.
Johnson has revealed that they’re keen to invest both on and off the pitch, which will certainly be promising news for the club’s supporters.
“I’ve never had the honour or the pleasure but I can’t wait to visit Portman Road. That being said we intend to invest both on and off the pitch, in keeping with what we’ve done in Phoenix but also in some other markets.
“We’re excited to roll the sleeves up and invest on and off the pitch to make everyone have pride in the club.”
Ipswich Town are set to return to action this weekend, when they take on MK Dons, in what could potentially be a tricky test for Cook’s side at Portman Road.
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This will be pleasing to hear for the club’s supporters.
It’s been a frustrating few months as they wait to hear of any update on the current off-the-field situation at Portman Road, and it’s good to hear that the owners are excited for the challenge ahead.
Investment is always important when it comes to the development of a football club, and Ipswich will certainly need that in future seasons, as they look to strengthen their squad.
The confirmation of the owners being in place now couldn’t have come at a better time, as they can now turn their attention to their push for promotion back into the Championship this term.