FIROZ Kassam is yet to have spoken with new Oxford United owner Sumith Thankarnjanasuth.

The Kassam Stadium landlord admits he is not sure if and when the Thai businessman will get in touch.

But he does not feel it is important either way.

“I have not had any contact with him,” said Mr Kassam.

“I do not know (if I will), although there is no real need – I am only the poor landlord and Oxford United are my tenants.”

Mr Kassam and outgoing U’s chairman Darryl Eales have crossed swords on several issues over the past 18 months or so.

The landlord rejected United’s request to erect a temporary fourth stand at the west end of the ground, while the club took the stadium company to arbitration over service charges.

But Mr Kassam denied a change of owner would go some way to repairing the relationship, claiming – very

tongue-in-cheek – that there was no problem in the first place.

“I don’t know why you think there was an issue,” he said.

“I always felt I got on extremely well with Darryl. Good luck to him.”