By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent
Former Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans is the surprise new majority shareholder at Norwich City Football Club.
Mr Evans sold Ipswich to a US investment fund today, ending years of decline that have left the club in its worst position in 60 years.
While Ipswich fans were already celebrating his departure, there was even better news to come – Mr Evans now controls the fortunes of their arch-rivals after buying up Delia Smith’s Carrow Road shareholding.
It is fitting that Norwich enjoyed a season highlight last night, beating Huddersfield 7-0 to cement their position at the top of the Championship – because it will all be downhill from here.
Meanwhile, the rejuvenated Tractor Boys will grab promotion from League 1 and then launch an assault on the Championship to return to the Premier League for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Supporter Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “It’s brilliant news that Evans has sold up at last – and even better news that he has now used the cash to invest in Norwich. We fully expect them to now go into a tailspin.
“We wish Norwich fans good fortune under Marcus Evans. They’re going to need it.”
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