Brighton chief executive says club should not be relying solely on the backing of their owner

17 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images Since becoming Brighton owner in 2009, Bloom has reportedly invested more than £362 million in the club.

Brighton's chief executive, Paul Barber, said the club would be wrong to take Tony Bloom's support for granted.

He also emphasised the importance of ensuring Brighton are as sustainable as possible in the short, medium and longer term.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

In an interview with Talksport last week, Brighton CEO Paul Barber said that instead of relying solely on the backing of the club's owner, Tony Bloom, they need to become a sustainable operation as quickly as possible. 

Since becoming the owner in 2009, Bloom has reportedly invested more than £362 million in the club, overseeing promotion to the Premier League and the establishment of the club as a top-flight regular.

If you've got a good owner, you have to keep them and look after them

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