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Listen: New Waterford FC owner Andy Pilley on his ambitions for the Blues

Listen: New Waterford FC owner Andy Pilley on his ambitions for the Blues Listen: New Waterford FC owner Andy Pilley on his ambitions for the Blues
Jordan Norris

New Waterford FC owner Andy Pilley has been speaking to the media as his takeover of the Blues has now become official.

Pilley (52) brings more than 18 years of club ownership experience with him, having led English club Fleetwood Town to six promotions from the North West Counties Premier League to EFL League One during his time in charge.

Investing heavily into the club, he has overseen a £12m input into the club’s training ground, built a thriving academy which makes up a large percentage of the Cod Army’s professional players, and rebuilt their Highbury Stadium to what it is today. Aside from Fleetwood Town, Pilley already owns clubs in South Africa and Dubai.

On the deal, Pilley said:

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“This is a real honour to have acquired Waterford FC, who I believe remain one of the biggest in Irish Football. The opportunity was presented to me last week, and having attended the games against Galway and Cork I was blown away by the level of support from the fans, the passion of the local people and the potential there is here at the club."

You can hear from the new Blues owner by clicking the play button on the photo above.

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