The businessman Kyril Louis-Dreyfus completed the purchase of Sunderland on Thursday, becoming, at 23, the youngest owner of the English divisions.
The English Football League (EFL), which runs the lower categories of English football, authorized the purchase on Thursday and Louis-Dreyfus, who has already been able to witness Sunderland games this season, becomes the owner.
He replaced Stewart Donald, who will continue to be a minority owner of the group and who appears repeatedly in the docuseries of Amazon ‘Sunderland Till I Die’.
“Kyril’s commitment and integrity convinced us to accept his proposal”, Donald said in a statement issued by Sunderland, which is currently fighting to return to the Championship (English Second Division).
“His vision and desire to restore glory to Sunderland was clear from the start and that is why we believe that he is the club’s best option for long-term success and sustainability.”he pointed.
Louis-Dreyfus is the son of Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who was CEO of Adidas and owner of Olympique de Marseille.