Former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is part of a consortium that have bought fifth tier London side Dagenham and Redbridge.
Dagenham had faced a tough summer trying to raise £110,000 needed to survive after a boardroom split, and Howard’s consortium has now come to the rescue, it would appear.
Rumours that the split red and blue kit attracted Howard from his playing days at Everton and Manchester United are, as yet, unfounded.
“Dagenham & Redbridge FC 2017 Ltd are very pleased to announce that Victoria Road Football, LLC, an American entity, has completed the purchase of the majority of the shares in the football club. This deal sees Dagenham & Redbridge FC Ltd, which is the Full Members company limited by guarantee, retain their portion of Dagenham & Redbridge FC 2017 Ltd while Directors David Bennett and Stephen Thompson also retain their original holdings of the club,” the club said in a statement
“The new consortium, Victoria Road Football, LLC is a company led by Peter B. Freund, Craig Unger and former Premier League goalkeeper, Tim Howard. The group has already had a successful launch of professional soccer in Memphis, TN with the United Soccer League’s Memphis 901 FC, a Division II club.
“Peter and Craig’s many years of operational experience, both owning and operating professional sports franchises throughout North America, and Tim Howard, with his expansive career in English football playing in the Premier League for 13 years with Everton and Manchester United, will seamlessly compliment the Dagenham & Redbridge management already in place.”
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