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Villa Owner Restates Commitment To Club As Season Approaches

Mon 7th Jul 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Randy Lerner has stated his commitment to the club as they approach the new season.

The club’s American owner is in the process of selling the club which he announced back in May, but has yet to find a buyer.

In a statement released by the club today, Lerner said he was committed to the manager in the build up to the new season.

“This statement is intended to provide clarity regarding the status of the sale announcement I made in early May,” read the statement.

“Over the last eight weeks we conducted a targeted process during which we explored the sale of the Club. In advance of this process however, I committed to our Manager to become completely focused on the upcoming season should there be no agreement to sell by the time players and coaches return to training.

“Given that no agreement has as of yet been reached, I feel that it is time now to turn my full attention back to Villa matters at hand.

“While the sale process has been productive and remains ongoing, my priority at this point in the summer, heading into the upcoming season, is that the Villa organisation’s sole focus be football - undistracted by any sales process.

“Reverting to common practice, I do not intend to comment further on a potential sale or related rumours unless and until I have reached a definitive agreement to sell, at which time I will be prompt and clear.”

Villa, who appointed Roy Keane as Paul Lambert’s assistant last week, will kick off the new Premier League season at Stoke City.

Image: Action Images / Henry Browne

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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