The Ellis Era.

Last updated : 26 May 2009 By Daryl Baker


As Sunderland have secured another season in the premiership, the announcement that the club will begin a new era of ownership as a complete
take over of the club is immanent.

This last season seen a new majority share holder took over at Sunderland AFC taking a thirty percent share in the club, this new share holder funded the signings of players the likes of Anton Ferdinand, Steed Malbranque, El-Hadji Diouf, Pascal Chimbonda and the loan fee of Djibril Cisse.  This take over was also said to be the reason why Roy Keane walked out of the club, rumours that Roy didn't like someone that could stand up to him.

American born Business man and multi-billionaire, Ellis Short is set to completely buy out the Irish based Drumaville Consortium, who's members have been hit heavily by the global financial issues.

Ellis Short is from an Irish decent but was born and raised in Missouri, his businesses are mainly ran from Dallas, but has recently purchased Skibo Castle in Scotland's Highlands for somewhere in the region of £23 million.

Ellis is an extremely private man and very rarely gets involved with the media, Niall Quinn remaining at the front of the football club will certainly suit Ellis Short.  Although he has been seen attending Sunderland's last two games long side Niall Quinn, and his son being one of the clubs mascots against Chelsea. 

Media reports are saying that there will be a 200 million pound fund provided by the new owner for the new manager to spend on players, this will never be made the official word but there will be with out a doubt a substantial amount of money available.