Hamilton chief executive Colin McGowan will be handed the final say in club’s proposed takeover after owner Ronnie MacDonald confirmed he would be leaving the decision up to his long-running colleague.

According to a report, MacDonald has been approached by interested parties from the USA, Cyprus and the Middle East over buying his stake in Hamilton – with a “well-known” figure from Scottish football also said to be involved.

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MacDonald revealed that he would be letting the Accies chief executive, who he brought on board in 2005, make the decision over who to sell the club to; 18 years after he rescued Hamilton when he bought thhem for £1 and took on £5.2million of debt.

“Colin has been my colleague for a long time and the decision as to what happens next at the club will be his,” MacDonald said [Scottish Sun].

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

“You want to be in a position where you trust the people involved — and in Colin I certainly do.”

Hamilton currently sit seventh in the Championship and face Morton this weekend as Stuart Taylor’s side look to climb up the table following last season’s relegation.

A change of management earlier this season saw Taylor replace Brian Rice in the hotseat at Hamilton and it is thought that any ownership change wouldn’t affect Taylor’s position at the club.

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