‘I don’t think we should end up like Man Utd’ – Nick Candy wants to retain Chelsea transfer model – and keep spending
NICK CANDY has pledged to keep spending if he wins the race to buy Chelsea.
The London property developer made his Blue Football Consortium’s £2bn-plus offer for Roman Abramovich’s club before Friday night's 9pm deadline.
Candy promised his “global consortium”, backed by cash from the USA, Europe and South Korean, was serious about delivering a “new model” of ownership.
He also vowed to put his fellow Blues fans “heart and centre” of the club, with a role in the board and decision-making process.
But for doubtful supporters questioning whether Candy would be willing to replicate the Abramovich approach which has brought 19 major trophies – plus two Community Shields – in 19 years, he told SunSport: “On the pitch and in the transfer market, it’s simple – follow the model.
“It's not failed us and it's done really well.
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“The last 20 years have been brilliant on the pitch. We’ve played glorious football, won everything, and Roman has done an incredible job with his team.
“If I got hold of the club I wouldn't change Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia.
“And if they want to stay I would love them to stay. Why change something that is brilliant?
“But I don't think we should end up like Manchester United where we have one rich family that owns Chelsea and there should be a new benchmark of owning football clubs.