Rotherham United Chairman told local news ITV Calendar that if he should ever sell the club he would think very hard about who he would sell too.
Speaking on Saturday the after Rotherham got into the play-offs, Millers Chairman said, ‘I wouldn’t advertise that I actually want to sell anything because I’ve never been up for sale.
‘But, if that moment came, I would certainly take care and not just grab the money. I would look at it from Rotherham’s perspective and the fans perspective. After all I live in Rotherham and I wouldn’t want to make any enemies.
‘Ten years ago I marched the football club out of Rotherham into Sheffield which a lot of people at that time thought wasn’t the right thing to do. We had four years at Don Valley which gave us four years to prepare and build the New York Stadium.’
Speaking about the Rotherham side that’s got into the play-offs, Mr Stewart said, ‘We are a young side, a side which aren’t just a team but are friends and we’ve got a young manager and his back room staff. And it’s never been better. I think this is probably the best time of my life in football.’
As the game came to an end the Mr Stewart acknowledged the fans who were giving a rendition of ‘there’s only one Tony Stewart’ and was then asked what his ambition for Rotherham United was. With a smile he answered, ‘The Premiership would be nice.
‘Come back in ten years and ask what’s happened and we can say well we did get into the Premiership, we had fun and we’re still there.
‘That would be good!’