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New Owls owner 'looking forward to the challenge'

Sheffield Wednesday's new owner, Dejphon Chansiri, has said he wants to give his club a 150th birthday present to remember by helping them get back to the Premier League.

The Thai businessman took over the club today after buying it for £37.5m from outgoing owner Milan Mandaric.

He spoke to our sports reporter Chris Dawkes today as he gave his first press conference.

New Sheffield Wednesday owner wants club in Premier League in two years

The new owner of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club has said he wants the Owls back in the Premier League within two years.

Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri officially took over at Hillsborough today after paying £37.5m to assume control from outgoing owner Milan Mandaric.

Mr Chansiri says he is targetting the clubs 150th anniversary in 2017 for a return to the Premier League after a 15 year absence.


Sheff Wednesday: New owner gives first press conference

Stuart Gray: Mandaric deserves a fond farewell

Sheffield Wednesday's outgoing chairman Milan Mandaric will bid farewell to the club ahead of the game against Cardiff at Hillsborough

The 76-year-old sold his 100 per cent stake in Wednesday last week to Thai consortium for a reported £30 million.

Owls boss Stuart Gray says Mandaric, who rescued the club from administration when he took over in 2010, deserves a warm send off from the fans.


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