The Big Birmingham City story: I am not affected by takeover talk – Lee Clark #bcfc   Leave a comment

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LEE Clark has revealed he is relaxed about the prospect of a Blues takeover.

A new owner of the club might well want to bring in their own manager.

Although aware of such a scenario, Clark said it was not something he could fret about.

He stated his focus remained on trying to improve Blues and secure results.

“To be honest it doesn’t affect me at all – and I can’t affect it in any way either,” he told the Birmingham Mail. “The only way I can affect anything is by getting the team successful.

“Whoever takes over, that will be their choice: whether they want to stick with me in charge or whether they want to bring their own people in.

“Whether they’ve got other ideas, I don’t know. Let’s see what happens.”

Blues’ parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Limited, have confirmed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange they are in talks with two prospective buyers.

There are at least four groups interested in Blues, with Gianni Paladini’s Italian consortium the only ones to have made a bid, which was flatly rejected.

When Blues’ acting chairman Peter Pannu returned to England for a week at the end of September he briefed Clark as best he could on developments.

Due to confidentiality and legal reasons, Pannu has told nobody at the club who he has been in negotiations with over these past several weeks.

And a sale is not imminent as Blues are not close to striking any deal. The whole saga could well drag on into the new year.

“People who are in charge of the club at the moment know what I am about, they know what I am trying to do,” said Clark.

“They have been very, very supportive and that’s all I can ask for.


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Posted October 15, 2012 by Birmingham City Fans Forum in Birmingham City News

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