Birmingham City: Maxi Lopez consortium to meet with John Eustace to ‘discuss future’

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John Eustace is set to meet with Birmingham’s prospective new owners today (20 July)

Birmingham City’s prospective new owners Maxi Lopez and Paul Richardson are reportedly due to meet with the club’s manager John Eustace today (20 July) to ‘discuss his future’.

That’s according to Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett, who has tweeted that it’s ‘unclear whether Eustace is part of the new consortium’s plans’.

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Blues are on the brink of a takeover by the consortium led by the former Argentina striker Lopez and local businessman Richardson. Richardson was at St Andrew’s on Tuesday morning (19 July), and he confirmed to the media that contracts over a deal were exchanged over the weekend and a deposit was paid on Monday.

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The club is currently owned by Birmingham Sports Holdings Ltd, and the BBC states that their initial investment would be a 21% stake in the club which would not give them a controlling interest - but it would mean that Lopez and Richardson would effectively run the club and would look to increase their stake as time goes on.

Eustace was appointed by BSHL at the start of this month (July), when Laurence Bassini was heavily linked with a takeover, and Dorsett now says it’s unclear whether the former Republic of Ireland assistant boss is part of the new consortium’s plans.

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