The verdict for the Sheffield United ownership dispute is scheduled to be delivered on Monday.

The Sheffield Star reports that after three months of deliberation, Mr Justice Fancourt is ready to give his ruling.

Co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah each have a 50 per cent stake in the club. They have been in disagreement about who should take sole control since December 2018.

With no resolution in sight the case went to the High Court. There was a five week hearing investigating who should take power.

With this ongoing situation happening off the pitch, it makes it all the more impressive the success they have enjoyed on it. Manager Chris Wilder has not hidden his frustration, but still managed to get the Blades promoted to the Premier League last season.

Wilder is of the opinion that with a permanent owner in charge, the club can achieve even more.

What next for the Sheffield United ownership?

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McCabe has made it clear that should he win, he will sell the club. It emerged in the hearing that this would be to a group from North American.

They have since been identified as ALK Capital LLC. This is an investment company used by Alan Pace and Dave Checketts, who have previous experience in football having been involved at MLS franchise Real Salt Lake City.

Should Prince Abdullah win the case, the Saudi Arabian has suggested he would like to remain in charge at Bramall Lane. However, he is expected to receive proposals from new investors as well.

The Blades have of course become a much more attractive prospect since earning promotion back to the top flight.

Either way, Wilder, his staff and players, and the fans may still have to wait a little longer until the dispute is truly resolved. That’s because whoever loses is extremely likely to lodge an appeal in the first instance.

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