A FORMER England Rugby player is one of the surprise people involved in the takeover of non-league club Yeovil Town.
The National League side have finally changed ownership after weeks of speculation.
The SU Glovers group confirmed it had “taken on the stewardship” of the club earlier this week.
And former England World Cup star Paul Sackey is among the group involved, it has emerged.
The ace was a part of England’s rugby union side who got to the 2007 World Cup Final before losing to South Africa.
But now he has moved onto pastures new and is looking to help turn Yeovil’s fortunes around after a difficult few years.
The bid is believed to be headed up Sackey, businessman Matt Uggla and his mother Julie-Anne.
Sackey and Uggla were interviewed about their intentions for the club in a video uploaded to Yeovil’s social media channels.
Sackey, 43, said: “We love the history of the club. We’ve done a lot of research and background on the club and we love it.
“It’s got such a passionate fanbase. It’s a big club but the position it’s in now, it’s probably too big for this place, so we want to bring [the club] back to where it needs to be.”
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Uggla added: “We’re really excited. It’s taken some time to get to this point but we’re really excited to be here and we’re hoping that we can move the club forward and bring it back to where it belongs.”
Yeovil were relegated out of the EFL in 2019 after 16 consecutive seasons in the football league.
Their mission for the rest of the season is to avoid being relegated again with the Glovers only out of the National League bottom four on goal difference.