Sunderland changes hands. Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, son of Robert Louis-Dreyfus, is the new owner of the English team at the age of 23.

Businessman Kyril Louis-Dreyfus concluded the purchase of Sunderland on Thursday, making him, at 23, the youngest owner of the English divisions.

The English Football League (EFL), which manages the lower categories of English football, approved the purchase on Thursday and Louis-Dreyfus, who has been to Sunderland fixtures this season, becomes the owner.

He succeeds Stewart Donald, who will remain a minority shareholder of the group and who is a recurring character in the Amazon documentary series “Sunderland Till I Die”.

“Kyril’s commitment and integrity convinced us to accept his offer,” said Donald in a statement released by Sunderland, who is currently fighting to return to the Championship (English Second Division).

His vision and desire to bring Sunderland back to glory was clear from the start and that is why we believe he is the best option for the club for long term success and sustainability, ”he said. .

Louis-Dreyfus is the son of Robert Louis-Dreyfus, the former CEO of Adidas and owner of the Olympique de Marseille.