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Saints march on as Swiss take over

Saints march on as Swiss take over

Southampton Football Club has finally been bought by Swiss businessman Markus Liebherr.

The Hampshire club were on the brink of going out of business, but Marcus Liebherr's bid was finalised with administrator Mark Fry earlier today.

Mark Fry, who has been working for almost 100 days to sell the Saints is delighted that finally the saga is over today: 'I am absolutely delighted the takeover has been completed.' He told the Daily Echo.

'I am not only delighted that it has been completed but also that it has gone to who we feel was the right buyer.' Fry continued.

'I would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way - the fans, staff, players and all the media for all their coverage.'

Southampton will start next season on minus ten in League One, but Liebharr, who is thought to be worth £2.5 billion, revealed to Sky Sports that this is exciting times for the Saints.

'I believe we have a superb opportunity to rebuild this great club,' he said.

'Clearly this will require resources, planning, hard work and patience. We will assemble a strong management team at every level of the club.' Liebherr continued.

'We will act rapidly but also plan for the long term, because I am here for the long term.'

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Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Wednesday July 8 2009
Time: 4:58PM

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GET IN!!!! Finally some great news! Buzzing!!!!
abesaint
08/07/2009 17:03:00
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I know! This Swiss guy seems like he has a lot of £££££££££££ I wonder how much he will pour into SFC??
sfc123
08/07/2009 17:22:00
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well Argyle have their new owners and i went on their site to congratulate the good news and at that time i stated that all i wanted to happen was for our( Pompey) new buyers to complete the deal and for you stripey wotsits to get a buyer......well ...here goes.. WELL DONE..GOOD NEWS FOR YOU- honestly-my cousin will be happy. play up Pompey
plymouth graham
08/07/2009 19:16:00
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It wud b gr8 if Matty still has a roll 2 play at some level. He's got red & white running thru his veins!
Saintmark
11/07/2009 14:36:00
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