The report states that in an off-camera chat, the new Derby supremo said he wants to follow in the footsteps of the Stoke chairman, and like Coates, is ‘motivated with a desire to pump big chunks’ of cash into the club in order to make it ‘the best it can be’.
The 59-year-old, who is Derbyshire born and bred, was announced as the club’s new chairman at the weekend and officially welcomed new head coach Paul Clement to the club, along with the Rams’ chief of operations Sam Rush.
As the Sky Sports report states, the Candy Crush mogul is now thought to be worth more than £500million and is desperate to see the team he has supported his whole life succeed on the big stage.
In his short-time as chairman, he has seen the arrival of former Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement and welcomed new signings Darren Bent and Alex Pearce on permanent deals.
According to the Derbyshire Telegraph, it may not stop there, as the Rams are reportedly watching the situation of Andreas Weimann and Thomas Ince in hope of concluding a summer moves for both attackers.
If the Rams can entice the ability of player they have been linked with then it would be no surprise to see them become one of the favourites for the title when the Championship season kicks off.
With roughly two months to go until the first game, it’s safe to say the East Midlands side could be one of the busiest in the English transfer market.