Hollywood icon George Clooney, who has watched Derby County in recent years, has hinted he may be interested in rescuing Championship fighters from the authorities.
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The Championship the party has managed for more than six months and is currently caught up in the relegation battle after scoring 21 points throughout the season. But despite that, Wayne Rooney’s The team is still in a fight for a chance to survive – although they have only seven games to overcome an eight-point deficit if they want to avoid slipping in. Prize one.
Regardless of which division the Rams are in next year, the club are in dire need of someone to rescue them from management. And as a painstakingly painstaking process prompts a conclusion, Clooney has made a subtle hint that he is interested in buying a club after his proposed takeover of Malaga came in the year. 2020.
Clooney, who lives in the UK with his wife, Amal, told Derbyshire Life: “Derby has a great football club with a great history and I’m sure has a great future. I know there have been problems lately but nothing can’t be fixed and under that circumstance the whole team worked really hard and played well.
“It’s clear to me, looking at, just like the players on the pitch, the fans have also played their part on the pitch. My interest in football has certainly increased in recent years and a A few years ago I was asked if I would like to be involved with another group of people looking to buy Malaga Football Club in Spain.
“It was quite an exciting prospect but it fell through in the end. Perhaps owning a football club was the next best thing to playing for one. Maybe, one day…. “
While Clooney’s comments about the Rams may have caught some off guard, the Oceans 11 star was introduced to the club by Derby-born actor Jack O’Connell. After bombarding O’Connell – a lifelong Rams fan – with questions in 2016, Clooney admitted he’s been “following since”.
And the 60-year-old’s passion for English games has spurred his interest in following in the footsteps of Hollywood stars like Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who end a blockbuster takeover their own last year when they beat National League side Wrexham.
Clooney’s comments were welcomed by Derbyshire MP Nigel Mills. With the Rams facing the previously unthinkable prospect of resuming commercial operations in the third tier next year, securing a new, stable ownership before the season ends is crucial. imperative for the long-term survival of the club.
Although the parties are different, such as the former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and former Rams chairman Michael Appleby have flirted with a deal for the club, Quantuma administrators have yet to name a preferred bidder.
And Mills has now urged Clooney to spark that interest by reaching out to administrators to save the club. He said: “Well we are absolutely desperate for a new owner so this is going to be awesome. It will be a great thing for the local economy and bring in millions of dollars. It will raise the profile a lot. I hope he can contact the administrators. It will be huge. ”