Former Premier League goalkeeper Tim Howard has been revealed as part of the consortium that has bought Dagenham & Redbridge.
The investment in the National League side comes after they appealed for help over the summer to raise over £110,000 to ensure their survival following the resignation of director Glyn Hopkin, and Howard, who currently plays for Colorado Rapids, is now leading the consortium, Victoria LLC, buying the club.
CLUB STATEMENT: Consortium Secures Daggers Future with Investment from American Entity which includes Industry Veterans and Soccer Legend.
— Dagenham & Redbridge (@Dag_RedFC) September 14, 2018
A statement read: “We are very pleased to announce that Victoria Road Football, LLC, an American entity, have 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.
“Whilst this process has been progressing, the club has been limited to what it was able to announce due to confidentiality, but it did ensure that the Full Members Director was kept advised at each stage.
“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.”
Football fans have expressed their delight at the club’s takeover, some cheekily wished Tim Howard could play in goal for them – check out those tweets on the next page.
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