The English Team is now property of the entrepreneur french young
The English Sunderland passed into the hands of the 22-year-old French businessman, Cyril Louis Dreyfus, son of the former owner of O. Marseille, Robert.
The English team, which had a steady presence in the Premier League at the beginning of the last 10 years, then did not have a similar performance, as a result of which it is now in League One (third division) and things are naturally not the same.
A few days ago, the club of the north-east of England announced that an agreement was reached for the sale of the majority stake of its shares and now the approval from the English Football League (EFL) remains, in order to officially complete the deal at the beginning of the new year.
«It is no secret that I have been looking for the right person for Sunderland for a long time and over the past year there have been many different people who wanted to take over,» said outgoing England owner Stuart Donald.
From the first meetings with Cyril, his family and his advisers, I was very impressed by the knowledge they gained as owners of big football clubs in Belgium and France.
Cyrill is the son of Russian-born Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, president of the Louis Dreyfus Group, who succeeded her husband Robert in running the family business after his death in 2009.
«We respectfully await EFL approval for this transaction. However, it would be wrong for me at this stage not to stress how great an honor it would be for me to be involved with such a historic club, «said Cyril Louis-Dreyfus, who is preparing to become the youngest owner. group in the United Kingdom.
After months of rumour, speculation, doubt and debate, it was announced today – on Christmas Eve – that Stewart Donald has finally sold the vast majority of his shares in Sunderland AFC to a new consortium involving existing shareholder Juan Sartori and the billionaire heir Kyril Louis-Dreyfus.The deal is pending EFL approval.
The promise of long-term investment in youth development and the wider infrastructure at the club, as well as a clear plan to get us promotion this season, will come as a welcome early Christmas present for supporters who have become increasingly angry and frustrated at both our lack of progress in League One and our loss of the best academy prospects to other clubs.
Roker Report understands that a new focus on instituting a progressive football philosophy throughout the club, from the Academy age groups to the senior mens and women’s sides, will be underpinned by the use of data and analytics, both internally and in identifying the best young and emerging playing talent.
It is expected there will be a radical transformation of the club, both in terms of management, and in terms of a technology infrastructure. The latter will be put in place to facilitate an environment in which there is a dependable conveyor belt of talent from the Academy to the first team, with at least three players for each position, provided exclusively from within.
The expected addition of a team of analysts – that will include performance analysts, data analysts, data scientists, and mathematicians – will see Sunderland, in a short space of time, being taken from being one of the most backward, to being among the most advanced technology and data-driven clubs in the country.