Sheffield United co-owner looking to sell the club

The co-owner of Sheffield United is looking to sell the club as he prepares for a high court case next week.

Kevin McCabe, who co-owns the club with Saudi Prince Abdullah, made the announcement just days after his team confirmed promotion to the Premier League for the first time in 12 years.  

He is due to go to court over a long-running dispute with his co-chairman, with both men trying to win full control of the club from the other.

If successful, however, McCabe has said he is keen to move out of the boardroom “as soon as [he] can”, saying that being a chairman in the Premier League is not something he wants to do again.

“I want to be a supporter next season. I want to be able to pass on the baton to new owners, to shout and yell and not be discreet in the directors’ box,” he said.

“The Premier League has changed since we were last there. I understand it but it’s for younger people. I’ve done it before.

“Football’s changed and it’s not unusual to have international owners involved.”

The case between Prince Abdullah and McCabe begins on Tuesday, although McCabe was keen to stress the boardroom dispute had been kept well away from the first team.

“There’s been common sense between Prince Abdullah and myself to ensure the club is run properly in spite of our differences,” he said.

“We’ve just got on and made sure there’s no obvious friction which could affect the performances of the first team and staff at Bramall Lane.”