Aston Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens make the point clear after £415m cash boost – Litik Klitik

In our latest episode of The Big Aston Villa Forum, BirminghamLive checks out Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens’ Aston Villa model of ownership

It’s been an upswing for Aston Villa under the ownership of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, who have taken the club from Championship doldrums to wanting to break into European football in the space of just four years.

“I really don’t think the club has a roof, it’s such a big club,” said Matty Cash as he spoke to the press at Amex Stadium ahead of the World Cup. “I think the building block is very important. A few years ago we were promoted and stayed up on the last day. You have to build slowly. You can’t just go from bottom to top. I think we have the perfect coach and the sky is the limit. I hope we can continue to make progress in the right direction.”

The appointment of Unai Emery has already pushed Villa in the right direction, with the club now just four points off the top six following back-to-back Premier League wins against Brighton and Manchester United. “My idea is to work hard and have confidence in a new project,” Emery said of his intentions earlier this week. “So the next step for us and Aston Villa is perhaps to try to be in the top 10 and win a trophy in the future. Then try to reach Europe with Aston Villa in the coming years”.

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Europe is Emery’s mission after he was scouted as a replacement for Steven Gerrard by Nassef Sawiris, with the Villa co-owner making a point for fans by posing for a photo with the Spaniard after he agreed to become the new club head coach and the third appointment under NSWE ownership after Gerrard in November 2021 and Dean Smith in October 2018.

Sawiris and Edens continued to strive to “restore Aston Villa to their original glory” and have broken transfer records in three of their four summer transfer windows to date to bring in Wesley (£22m, 2019), Ollie Watkins ( £28 million, 2020) and Emi Buendia (£38 million, 2021). Sawiris and Edens were, of course, cornered into selling Jack Grealish for £100m after Man City triggered that lofty release clause, but since taking ownership the pair have injected well over £400m to spend on new players in the hope of fulfilling the dream of the European Villa.

However, Gerrard’s appointment has taken the club backwards, with Emery already helping to get Villa back to where they want and need to be. This year alone, the owners have continued to pour millions into the club’s accounts. Since August, a total of £45.5m has been invested in Villa by Sawiris and Edens to help with the general management of the football club. The owners do this through £1 shares and since taking over they have invested £415m through share issues. It helps to have money available for projects like training ground improvements, stadium maintenance, transfer fees and so on. Next summer, Villa will begin work on its stunning new £100m refurbishment of the North Stand, which will have a capacity of over 50,000 in Villa Park, while, down the road from Brookvale Road, the stunning new town center gym is due be completed when the new season begins. Next season, Villa will also enter their exciting new era with a new club crest, which pays homage to the legendary badge from 82.yu JJ KJ LK BN HJ JK Jp JH JG HG JJ KK

Given that Villa has arrived in such a short space of time and barring that hiccup involving Gerrard’s 11-month reign, it’s been success after success for Sawiris and Edens and their commitment can never be questioned – especially considering the shocking ownership and levels of care. at some of the other Premier League clubs.

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