Hamilton could be on the verge of new ownership, according to a report, with two interested parties keen to take over the struggling Championship side.

According to the Scottish Sun, “two mystery parties” have made their interest known to MacDonald as the Accies owner considers his next move – with one said to be a “well-known” figure within Scottish football.

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Hamilton have been under the guidance of current owner Ronnie MacDonald for 18 years with the 71-year-old at the helm ever since buying the club for a quid and taking on £5million worth of debt.

The report claims that any prospective buyer would be expected to “retain a close link to chief executive Colin McGowan’s social charter” which provides support at the club for people with gambling and substance-related problems.

It also claims any takeover wouldn’t have any impact on manager Stuart Taylor, who recently replaced Brian Rice in the dugout, as Accies look to recover from their relegation last season.

 

The likes of James McArthur, James McCarthy, Lewis Ferguson, Stephen Hendrie, Greg Docherty, Ziggy Gordon and Scott McMann have all come through at Hamilton under Macdonald’s stewardship while former Preston boss Alex Neil and current interim Newcastle Manager Graeme Jones also cut their teeth in Hamilton.

With things not going to plan for Hamilton this season, fresh investment could be exactly what is needed at Accies to breathe some new life into the club.

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