…erm, Ipswich Town’s new owner.
I think that is what is known the trade as “an anticlimax”
Speaking on the official Town website, a Marcus Evans Group spokesman said:
Ipswich Town’s ambition is to establish itself back in the top flight of English football and achieve long term success in the Premier League.
The world wide media coverage that comes with playing in the Premier League and which football attracts in general, provides an ideal platform to further develop awareness of the Marcus Evans brand to an international audience.
So through the partnership we aim to help return Ipswich Town Football Club to the Premier League and maintain the Club’s status at that level, as well as reinforcing the position of the Group as a trusted global brand.
Let’s not try and run before we can walk, hey boys? But fear not Town fans – it’s not as if nobody else was interested according to Sales and Marketing Director, Andrew Goulborn:
There was serious interest from other high profile companies, but the long term commitment and financial support offered by the Marcus Evans Group proved decisive.
Whatever you say love.