Sunderland appointed 22-year-old Kyril Louis-Dreyfus as chairman on Thursday. The Swiss Frenchman thus turns into the youngest president ever in English skilled soccer.
The English Soccer Affiliation nonetheless has to comply with the takeover of the younger Louis-Dreyfus, who will take over the curiosity of main shareholder Stewart Donald within the new 12 months. Donald owns 74 p.c of the shares in Sunderland.
Six-time champion Sunderland has slipped far into English skilled soccer in recent times. Partly on account of monetary mismanagement, ‘The Black Cats’ have descended to League One, the third stage of England. In 2017, Sunderland nonetheless performed within the Premier League.
“I’m conscious of the duty that can quickly be on my shoulders, given the way forward for the membership,” stated Louis-Dreyfus. “It’s an honor to be concerned in a membership with a lot historical past. If all of us play our half, I’m assured we will take Sunderland to the highest of English soccer.”
Louis-Dreyfus is the son of Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who owned Olympique Marseille from 1996 till his loss of life in 2009. The French Ligue 1 membership’s youth advanced is known as after the Swiss Frenchman.