Third offer to buy club rejected by Coventry City

Coventry City FC owners Sisu have rejected a third offer towards buying the club – but a member of the consortium has urged the owners to name their price.

Businessman and Sky Blues fan Richard Overson backed the latest offer to the club, which was led by former Coventry City vice-chairman Gary Hoffman.

Sisu called the pair’s first two offers “derisory” and claimed there had been no talks between the two different parties.

“We just need Sisu to tell us what they want for this club,” Overson said.

Fans of the club have campaigned for Sisu to sell the club after ten years of ownership as it has been relegated to League One.

Coventry supporter Hoffman made a third approach last week which was unsuccessful.

“I just thought I’d reach out to the consortium to say I’m prepared to come and help,” Overson told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

“We’ve made the [latest] bid. That’s come back unsuccessful. We need Sisu to tell us exactly what they want and I think at the moment they’re not.”

“I’m doing it to get us away from Sisu but that’s just the start of it really. I think once we are away from Sisu then we will need the majority of City fans to come and join us.”

“I have a nine-year-old son who is a supporter of Coventry. The football club is part of the community,” Overson added.

Sisu boss Joy Seppala sent a public apology to Coventry City FC fans after the club’s relegation to take responsibility for the lower position.

“This summer will be one of change and reform. Our plan and aim has to be promotion next season, a return to League One and then upwards from there,” she said.

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