Wigan Athletic Football Club in administration
Paul Stanley, Gerald Krasner and Dean Watson from Begbies Traynor have today (Wednesday 1 July 2020) been appointed as joint administrators of Wigan Athletic Football Club.
Paul Stanley, North West regional managing partner of Begbies Traynor, based in Manchester, said:
“We understand that everybody connected with the club and the wider football world is seeking clarity on the future of Wigan Athletic. That’s exactly what we are seeking to provide as we move through this process and we seek out interested parties to rescue this famous old club here in the region. It is a fast-moving situation and we will provide updates on key developments.”
Gerald Krasner said:
“Our immediate objectives are to ensure the club completes all its fixtures this season and to urgently find interested parties to save Wigan Athletic FC and the jobs of the people who work for the club.
“Obviously the suspension of the Championship season due to Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the recent fortunes of the club.
“Wigan Athletic has been a focal point and source of pride for the town since 1932 and anyone who is interested in buying this historic sporting institution should contact the joint administrators directly.”
Wigan Athletic was founded in 1932 and play in the EFL Championship, the second tier of professional football in England.
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