Milan Mandaric denies he’s selling Sheffield Wednesday to a Playboy model
Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has rejected suggestions he is on the verge of selling the club to a former Playboy model.
It had been reported that former model and actress Sybil Danning and her husband Horst Lasse were preparing a takeover.
Danning told The Sun: “We have been looking into buying an English team with a strong fan base and great potential.
“Sheffield Wednesday matches those ideals. It is one of the most famous names in English football and, even though it has suffered in the last few years, we believe we can give it the energy needed to get to the Premier League.
“We have been studying this for the past month and if negotiations go well we hope to conclude an agreement to buy the club.”
Mandaric seemed to take the attention of a Playboy model as a personal achievement, but said he would only sell to the right buyer.
He said: “Of course, I am flattered, because this is not the first story of its kind and I am sure it will not be the last.
“Let me tell you that I am 100 per cent committed to Sheffield Wednesday but if the right person or persons come along who can take this club further forward, I would stand aside.
“I have done that at my previous clubs and I would do the same here. One thing is for sure, when my time does come to step aside at Sheffield Wednesday, I will leave this club in much better shape than when I came here last December.
“But I can completely assure you that until that day comes, my focus is here and my heart is at Hillsborough. I want to and will be open with our supporters – Sheffield Wednesday is an iconic brand in the football world and, as always, every decision I make will continue to be in the best interests of our club.”