Date: 22nd November 2010 at 11:21am
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Former Wednesday boss ‘Big’ Ron Atkinson could be set for a sensational return to Hillsborough if the club gets new owners, according to reports today.

Atkinson, who led Wednesday to League Cup glory over Manchester United at Wembley in 1991, could be set for a role at the club if Spencer Fearn’s consortium is successful in buying the club.

Fearn and Colin Hill are amongst the front-runners for the Owls, who are hoping to have new owners in place before Wednesday, December 1 – their next day in court.

And, after talking with Atkinson on the phone, local businessman Fearn told the Sheffield Star that ‘Big Ron’ is keen on the idea of becoming involved in their potential takeover of the club.

‘Ron is a great bloke and one who is part of Sheffield Wednesday’s history,’ Feanr told the Star.

‘He still loves Sheffield Wednesday and he told us in a conversation we had with him on the phone from Spain that he would like to be involved.’

Fearn and Hill are part of a number of interested parties in buying the npower League One, with Milan Manderic and former Owls director Mick Wright also reported to be interested.