‘Watford provide the Pozzos with a platform to introduce their formula to the UK’ (From Watford Observer)
Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting WO to 80360, or email us
Andronikou: ‘Watford provide the Pozzos with a platform to introduce their formula to the UK’
3:05pm Friday 29th June 2012 in Sport
One of the men who helped negotiate the takeover of Watford claims the club “provides the Pozzo football dynasty with a secure platform to introduce its successful formula to the UK”.
The Watford Observer revealed this morning that the Pozzo family’s takeover of Watford had been completed.
Giampaolo Pozzo, whose son Gino helps run his football operations, has owed Udinese since 1986 and took over Granada in 2009.
Granada have climbed from the Spanish third division to La Liga since the Pozzos’ takeover, with the help of a host of Udinese loan players.
And Andrew Andronikou, who advised the Hornets on the sale, said: "We are delighted to have ensured that Watford's immediate future is safe.
"The family have a proven track record of building successful teams on the field, and balancing the books off it."
Andronikou added: "This transaction is a significant one, as it provides the Pozzo football dynasty with a secure platform to introduce its successful formula to the UK."
- Just to warn our readers in advance, we will be unable to upload or alter articles for at least ten hours from around 6.45pm tonight (Friday) due to pre-planned maintenance work across the entire Newsquest network of websites. The comment function may also be unavailable until Saturday afternoon.
We will hopefully have a Twitter feed embedded into the website though to keep you updated with regards to the latest news and sport.