The former Blues player was a contender to purchase the Eastlands outfit, believing he offered a better alternative than current favourite Thaksin Shinawatra.
Despite Ranson´s optimism a deal could be done which would wipe away some of City´s near ÂŁ60million debt and supply a new manager with a substantial transfer kitty, there were serious doubts among the City hierarchy about his ability to deliver the cash.
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