TWO businessmen – one Southampton-based and one from Morocco – are the new owners of Salisbury City.

Lifelong supporter Mark Winter and A.S. Otail M. Tourzar have replaced outgoing chairman William Harrison-Allan at the helm of the Conference Premier club.

Winter, who religiously follows the Whites home and away, has every confidence the pair can drive the Wiltshire club forward.

“I’m very passionate about the club and, fortunately, I was in a position to be able to do something,” he said.

“Things need to be done in a sensible way on and off the pitch,” added Winter, who is managing director of Southampton-based company Aqua Pacific.

“I’m not going into detail about the investment, but Otail is the major investor and I’ll be running the business on a day-to-day basis.”

Salisbury have announced two pre-season fixtures at home. Ex-Saints boss Nigel Adkins’ Reading are visiting the Ray Mac on July 19, followed by AFC Wimbledon three days later.