Aston Villa takeover confirmed: Sale of club to Chinese businessman announced

first_img1 It’s been a miserable season for the Villans, but they will be lifted by news of their club’s sale Aston Villa have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Recon Group, owned by Dr Tony Jiantong Xia, to take 100 per cent ownership of the club.The takeover is subject to approval from the Premier League and the Football League.Randy Lerner had made no secret of his desire to sell and current chairman Steve Hollis flew to China to complete the deal as soon as the Villans’ dismal top-flight campaign was complete.A club statement read: ‘Aston Villa Football Club is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed today for the sale of 100 per cent ownership by Randy Lerner to Recon Group owned by Dr Tony Jiantong Xia subject to the approval of the Premier League and the Football League.‘Once those approvals have been granted and the new board members approved under the fit & proper rules of both leagues, Dr Xia will become Chairman of Aston Villa. The club will announce the appointment of a new manager shortly.’Roberto Di Matteo, according to reports, is understood as the preferred candidate.Recon Group is a holding company which has a controlling interest in five publicly listed companies on the Hong Kong and Chinese stock exchanges. Xia, a former footballer himself, claims to have been a Villa fan for some time.last_img read more

Delight as Donegal Restaurant shortlisted for best Indian in Ireland

first_imgA Donegal restaurant have expressed their delight at being shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. The fabulous Chandpur Restaurant in Donegal Town has been nominated in two categories for the awards ceremony that will be held next in Dublin month.The restaurant has also been shortlisted for the ‘Best Indian in Ireland’ award and ‘Best Chef in Ulster’ award. Described by many as the best Indian in the North-West, the popular business has now received deserved national recognition.Management at The Chandpur Restaurant, Susan Miah told Donegal Daily, “We’re overjoyed that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Indian in Ireland’ at the Yes Chef Awards to be held in Dublin next month.“We’ve also been shortlisted in the ‘Irish Curry Awards’ this is the first year of these awards, for the ‘Best Indian Restaurant in Ulster’ and ‘Best Chef in Ulster’ award has been overwhelming.“These awards are in Belfast on the 25th October, and we are the only restaurant outside of Northern Ireland to make the final so we hope to bring this title home to Donegal.“Very few restaurants even make the shortlist – so to get this far is an amazing achievement for a small restaurant in Donegal Town.”You can can vote for The Chandpur in these awards up to the 24th Oct using the link bellow:https://www.facebook.com/irishcurryawards/Delight as Donegal Restaurant shortlisted for best Indian in Ireland was last modified: September 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessChandpur Indian RestaurantDelightFeaturesnewsSusan Miahlast_img read more