If you had told me 8 years ago we would be in the same position in 2014 I would have laughed at you but here we are.
To remind you that in Jan 2006 Doug Ellis appointed Rothschilds to see what was out there and it was the first indication he was going. However on July 19th David O’Leary was sacked and we had this
Aston Villa has retained Rothschild, the investment bank, to advise on “a number” of takeover bids lodged for the UK football club.
At this time Lerner was known plus if you remember Padfield, Neville and many others. Lerner ‘won’ it in the end and we all thought bright future, sadly not.
Note today Lerner’s statement said appointed Merrill to ‘advise on a sale’ ….
Well is that not the same as above, Merrill’s have not been appointed to find a buyer but finalise the sale of the club as Rothschilds did in 2006.
And Doug Ellis is still at Villa !