Carol & Kevin Complete Purchase of Port Vale FC
Posted on 07/05/2019
The news that Kevin and Carol Shanahan have become the new owners of Port Vale has made the residents of Black and Gold Towers happy beyond their wildest imaginings. We now have two people in charge of the club who are known in the business world for their common sense, integrity and ability to build a hugely successful business from scratch. It will make such a change!
There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that this successful take over has been due in no small part to the vast majority of the Port Vale fan base. They showed their support for the actions of the Supporters Club and the Black and Gold group in demonstrating to the previous owner that he was no longer welcome at the club. We have no doubt that this contributed to his decision to sell. Well done to all of you who fought for a better future for our club!
Kevin and Carol have purchased the club not for egotistical reasons or in expectation of financial benefits to themselves. They have done so because they see Port Vale as integral to the Burslem community of which they have become such an important part. They want to give the fans a club to be proud of, demonstrating the values which have made their award-winning business so successful.
The new owners will not bring success overnight – the club has been left in too much of a mess to expect that. What they will do, however, is to make every effort to improve the club both on and off the pitch and do everything they can to make Port Vale a club that is respected throughout the football community.
Welcome Kevin and Carol – we can’t wait for you to get started on your journey!