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Beckham, Giggs, Scholes and the Nevilles want outside investment in Salford City

Salford City’s ownership group, which includes David Beckham, is looking for outside investment and strategic partners to help propel the club towards its stated aim of Championship football.

Beckham is a part-owner of the League Two club alongside former Manchester United team-mates Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.

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The group have been in place for 10 years and, despite their individual wealth, feel they now require some fresh blood to move them through the leagues.

Butt told the BBC: “We are backing Salford City with as much commitment and confidence as ever.

“We have achieved very special things here but there are major opportunities in front of us and we want to make sure we have the right mix of investment and strategic partners to take advantage of those opportunities.

“We had an original 10-year plan and with strong foundations now in place, it was always the intention to explore options for the next phase. That includes potentially bringing in new partners to help us grow the club and best serve the fans and community.”

Salford are 19th in League Two and, although relegation to the National League is highly unlikely given their 13-point advantage over the bottom two, they are well adrift of the play-off spots.

Karl Robinson was appointed head coach last month and results had improved prior to Saturday when they were beaten 5-1 by promotion-chasing Mansfield.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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