Billionaire buys football club - to give it to the fans

Lottomilliardæren Colin Weir have purchased it, which has been his lifelong club - the scottish executive 2. divisionshold Partick Thistle. He plans to give h

Billionaire buys football club - to give it to the fans

Lottomilliardæren Colin Weir have purchased it, which has been his lifelong club - the scottish executive 2. divisionshold Partick Thistle.

He plans to give his share of the club to its fans, within 30. march of next year.

The 71-year-old Colin Weir and his then-wife Christine Weir, set at the 2011 british record with a lottogevinst of 161 million pounds.

In april this year, announced the couple that they should divorce.

instead, Colin plunged his love of its football team, which he faithfully followed throughout the life.

He has bought 55 percent of the team and the club's stadium, Firhill, located in the district of Maryhill in Glasgow. It writes the BBC.

the Team has not played in Partick since 1908.

First, the team, however, make a organization, who can accept the gift, before he transfers to the club.

An interim board of directors, which consists of some experienced business leaders, partly by the representatives of the fans, together with bl.a. 'Thiste for Ever' (Thistle for Always) form an organization that can take Weirs stake.

"the Thistle for Ever gave me the inspiration for that fans would be able to take ownership," said Weir in a statement.

"But everything has happened much faster than anyone had expected it. Therefore, I have given them a window of three-four months, to get it all in order before I transfer the shares."

Partick Thistle for five years, from 2013 to 2017, played in the best scottish Premier Division.

It happened with Alan Archibalds as a trainer. Now coached the club by Ian McCall, but Archibald has returned as his assistant.

Colin Weir is planning further investment in its club.

He has f.ex. reserved 52 million for a new training course.

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 23:00

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