Niall Quinn reportedly in sensational Sunderland takeover talks

Niall Quinn has spoken to Ellis Short about a potential takeover of Sunderland, BBC Newcastle report.

Monday, 26th March 2018, 1:02 pm
Updated Monday, 26th March 2018, 1:05 pm
Niall Quinn and Ellis Short

Reports in the national media this morning suggested Quinn could be set for a sensational return to the Stadium of Light seven years after departing the club.

The BBC now report that Quinn would be fronting a consortium with an Irish and a North East businessman.

And should talks progress, it could see Quinn resume his spot in the SoL boardroom, having relinquished his role as chairman back in 2011.

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Quinn headed up the Drumaville Consortium's bid to land control at Sunderland back in 2006, when they convinced Bob Murray to part with the club for around £10million. Short then purchased the club off the Irish consortium in 2009.

According to the BBC, as part of the deal Short could put in a place a two year 'grace period' before the debts owed to him are recouped.