Sheffield United co-owner Kevin McCabe has revealed that he wants to sell the club.
McCabe owns 50 percent of the Blades alongside Prince Abdullah. The two have had an ongoing dispute that is due to be resolved in a High Court case.
That starts next Tuesday and is due to last for three weeks – with a judgement being made in September or October. McCabe is likely to miss United’s civic reception and open-top bus tour celebrating promotion to the Premier League.
If the 71-year-old Sheffield businessman were to win the case, he has outlined his plans to then sell the club.
“I want to be a supporter next season. I want to be able to pass on the baton to new owners, to shout and yell and not be discreet in the directors’ box.,” McCabe told Sky Sports News.
“The Premier League has changed since we were last there. I understand it but it’s for younger people.
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“Football’s changed and it’s not unusual to have international owners involved.”
McCabe has been involved at the Blades for many years. In 2013 it was estimated by the Mirror that he had invested £90m of his own wealth into the club over the previous 10 years.
It was that year that Prince Abdullah bought his 50 percent stake. At the time United were struggling in 17th position in League One. They have since achieved two promotions to return to the Premier League for the first time in 12 years – making them a much more attractive prospect to potential owners.
However, McCabe has promised manager Chris Wilder will be provided funds to build a team to prosper in the top flight.