12 things you need to know about new Blackpool FC owner Simon Sadler

Simon Sadler, a Bispham-born, Hong Kong-based businessman, was this afternoon confirmed as Blackpool's new owner.

By Matt Scrafton
Thursday, 13th June 2019, 6:11 pm
Sadler is now the man in charge at Bloomfield Road

Here's everything you need to know about the Seasiders' new man in charge:

Sadler was born in Bispham in October 1969, making him 49 years of age
The businessman attended Warbreck High School

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He was a regular at Pool games in the old West Paddock throughout the 1980s
He watched the likes of Eamonn OKeefe and Paul Stewart and describes Andy Garner as his favourite player
He moved to Moscow and then onto Hong Kong where he set up a hedge fund named Segantii Capital.
The hedge fund is named after the original tribe of Blackpool and has a tangerine and white corporate colour
It is claimed the hedge funds assets are in excess of $1billion
Sadler was introduced to receiver Paul Cooper by interim board member Tim Fielding
Sadler is keeping interim board members Michael Bolingbroke, Ben Hatton and Ian Currie at the club
He has also brought close friend Brett Gerrity (right), a Poulton-based lawyer who works for the Crown Prosecution Service, onto the board
Since 2014, he has been the proud owner of Sir Stanley Matthews' 1953 FA Cup winners medal, currently on loan to the National Football Museum in Manchester
Sadler has acquired 96.2% of the club. In addition, he's has purchased the stadium, the training ground and Blackpool Football Club Hotel