The UK is a country that takes a lot of interest and passion in the game of football. Even though they are the inventors of the game of cricket, but the gentleman's game takes a backseat when it comes to the popularity of football in the country. The English Premier League and the FA Cup are two of the biggest global football leagues that not only keep the football fans in the UK glued to their seats but also has a lot of fans across the globe. Such is the level of interest and passion for the game in the country that a UK based millionaire has bought a football team.
You have heard that right. Glenn Tamplin, a 47-year-old UK-based millionaire has bought a football team named Romford FC. No, it is not an elite Premier League club but a non-league football club in England. Tamplin was earlier associated with a football club named Billericay Town. After buying the club, the steel businessman has appointed himself as the manager and terminated the services of Paul Martin, who has been serving the club for a long time. Apart from that, Tamplin has recruited 15 new players in the team and has also promised that he will help the team rise from the bottom of the league. The 47-year-old then added that he wanted to take his team into the playoffs this season.
Read the tweet here:
We have signed 15 new players today and will concentrate on getting off bottom place and working our way back up the league this season to playoffs— Glenn Tamplin (@glenntamplin) November 12, 2019
I truly believe we can go from bottom to promotion play offs this season still
COME ON ROMFORD get behind us and let’s do this pic.twitter.com/Rgfcq1BYf4
Billericay Town FC is a football club based in Billericay, Essex, England. They are currently members of the National League South, the sixth tier of English football, and play at New Lodge. They are the second most successful club in FA Vase history, having won the competition on three occasions.