Erik Alonso exclusive: Why his takeover of Derby failed, the source of his wealth and that Twitter post

Erik Alonso exclusive: Why his takeover of Derby failed, the source of his wealth and that Twitter post

Erik Alonso is relaxing on a beach in Ibiza and explaining how he and his consortium went from being on the verge of owning Derby County to the deal collapsing.

“The businesses are run by myself. There are obviously other people involved but it is not appropriate to name those. Ultimately it would have been in the name of me, Erik Alonso,” he says.

“Mel (Morris, Derby’s owner) is obviously not an easy person to negotiate with. But he has been very successful, and it is for that reason: he is tough. He was fighting for the long-term interests of the club. That is to be expected from a good businessman. He was not aggressive. If he had an idea, he tried to get it across and will fight for his idea.

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