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Sullivan wants to stick with Birmingham

David Sullivan has admitted his sons' enthusiasm for Birmingham has rekindled his desire to stay involved for more years to come.

Sullivan and his partners, the Gold brothers, have no plans to re-open negotiations with Carson Yeung about a takeover, in fact they have been actively sidelining the Hong Kong tycoon during the past couple of months.

Sullivan has often talked of his desire to walk away if the right person comes along - but David, aged 10, and Jack, eight, won't have any of it.

He told the Birmingham Mail: "They're at that age where they're really into their football. They love the club and love coming to games with me. They keep telling me 'don't sell the club, dad' - they'd rather I sell our house!

"Definitely, they have helped rekindle my interest and with the new manager - someone we are very impressed with and all believe in - I can see myself being here for a few more years yet."

Further into the future, the boys might even want to take over the reins from their dad.

"Possibly, possibly," said Sullivan. "They do want me to buy Ronaldo and I have to explain to them that we can't afford him and he wouldn't come to Birmingham anyway!

"David, though, wants to become the first player-owner so that should be interesting."

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