Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville in Talks to Take over Non-League Salford City FC

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 6, 2014

Associated Press

Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are set to take their talents to a new side in Manchester. 

According to the Manchester Evening News, the duo are in early talks to potentially buy non-league football club, Salford City FC. 

Salford City, currently based in the eighth tier, would require four promotions to enter the Football League, which would be the primary goal should the pair take over the club. 

In the same report, it claims that the Ammies' board is in favour of a takeover bid. 

It the takeover were to take place, the pair would set up a new academy and help jump start renovations to the club's stand and clubhouse that have already been approved, but have been unable to mount the necessary funds. 

Neville, in particular, has stressed that talent in lower English tiers of football have been neglected and not properly nurtured. 

He wrote in the Daily Mail

The most alarming trend is in the lower reaches of the game, tiers two and three and the non-league. 

English football is neglecting the base of the pyramid. I think we have severed the cord between the game and its roots. 

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