Nick Candy had dad’s ashes spread at Stamford Bridge with band singing Chelsea songs after Roman gave special permission
WHEN your father is, quite literally, part of the fabric of Stamford Bridge, that is a real commitment.
And it is the debt he owes to his dad that is firing Nick Candy’s bid to take over Chelsea.
The Brit businessman and property developer has an emotional attachment to the club, and the memories to back it up.
He has the vision, too.
And if Candy and his consortium do win the fight to win Roman Abramovich’s shares, they have vowed to ensure the WHOLE club is brought into the new world of football.
But it is that private bond with the club he was first taken to watch by his father at the age of four that makes this bid one with something deeper at its heart than just the desire to own a Prem giant.
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Candy told SunSport: “I've been going since my dad first took me.
“He said I was four although I can remember going to games when I was seven or eight – and that it was quite scary then with fans standing up around me.
“I watched it through the years from Ruud Gullit and Luca Vialli and others.
“John Terry and Frank Lampard are friends of mine. I have photos of me and my dad down at the training ground with John and Frank.