Gold Still Interested In Blues Role

By Brian Cartlidge
Last updated : 20 October 2009

Gold had been expected to continue in his role as Blues chairman once Grandtop Holdings takeover of the club had been completed but Vico Hui was appointed the new chairman.

New owner Carson Yeung offered Gold the chance of becoming vice-chairman and although he rejected that offer he is still keen on working under the new regime in some capacity should they have a suitable role for him.

"I had an amicable chat with Carson Yeung's new team and I have not given up hope of staying on in some capacity," he has told the Birmingham Mail

"I am available to help if I can be of any help. I don't think anybody can question my affection for the club.

"Whether anything happens, I don't know. Matters are up in the air and my situation is absolutely clear.

"I was surprised, really, with the announcement the other week and I'm just waiting for the final outcome.

"Carson has only just arrived. I spoke to Peter Pannu and Sammy Yu, and they made it clear at the beginning that they wanted me to stay.

"So really I'm waiting for the final word. Maybe Carson will clear it all up and make it known what can or can't be."

"I said that I would prefer to continue in the role I had been doing for 12 years. I think I can best contribute in that role.

"If that role was to be diluted, then I said I was unsure I could continue. That's how it was left.

"Vico Hui was then appointed as chairman, and rightly so in a sense. I wouldn't - and didn't - demand a role for myself.

"But I am still available. Maybe I will be offered the job of tea boy, I don't know.

"If it's not to be, if Carson and the new regime don't want me, then I will have to move on.

"I am still the chairman of Ann Summer and Knickerbox, I still have a responsibility to 1,000 employees and 7,000 agents. It's not as if I don't have a job.

"However, I would like to still contribute to Birmingham City, and I believe I can, while I remain young."

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