TSI complete Reading FC takeover

Published: 29 May 2012 18:201 comment

ANTON Zingarevich has completed the first stage of his takeover of Reading FC.

TSI takeover: Anton Zingarevich, left, with Royals chairman Sir John Madejski.

TSI takeover: Anton Zingarevich, left, with Royals chairman Sir John Madejski.

His Gibralta-based Thames Sports Investment company has acquired an initial 51% stake in the club for around £25 million.

The process was finally ratified by the Premier League and Football League earlier today following weeks of investigations into the 30-year-old Russian's background.

Zingarevich, who eventually wants full control of the club, has now joined the Reading FC board along with TSI's Christopher Samuelson and Andrew Obolensky plus Royals chief executive Nigel Howe.

Sir John Madejski will remain as chairman of the board, while Ian Wood-Smith stays on as another director.

The takeover will give manager Brian McDermott the green light to bolster his squad this summer following rumours of a failed £2 million bid for Nottingham Forest defender Chris Gunter recently.


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  • Howard Thomas
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    Jun 4, 01:31
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    "Gibralta based Thames Sport Investment Company"..............which seems to read 'minimal British tax payer' ?? So thats the way to buy a football club!

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