Sheffield Wednesday's new owner says he wants promotion next season.
Monday March 2, 2015 marked a significant day in the modern history of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Milan Mandaric publicly signed over ownership documents to Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri at a press conference, giving him his backing.
Chansiri has invested his own money in buying the Owls, and has instantly declared he wants promotion next season.
DC: We want to get Sheffield Wednesday back in the Premier League. Our aim is to celebrate the club's 150th anniversary in the PL #swfcLIVE— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) March 2, 2015
Wednesday were formed in 1867, and with Chansiri declaring he wants the club back into the top flight in time for the 2016/17 season, he instantly displayed an awareness of the historical significance of the side he has bought.
The Owls are not too far off, currently sitting in 10th in the Championship, but are 14 points behind the play-offs. With investment likely over the summer however, a run at a serious promotion challenge next season is a genuine possibility.
As for the man to lead them there, Chansiri said he has no plans to remove manager Stuart Gray from his post, and also added that Milan Mandaric will continue to play a role.
DC: Stuart Gray is a good man and very knowledgable. I'm very happy with the job he's doing and I give him my full support #swfcLIVE— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) March 2, 2015