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Spurs Executive Takes Up Club Presidency At MLS Atlanta

Thu 11th Sep 2014 | Clubs Ownership

MLS Atlanta has appointed Darren Eales as President of Major League Soccer’s 22 nd team. He will join the club later this year, following a transition period with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club...

Mark Palios Takes Control At Tranmere Rovers

Mon 11th Aug 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Former Football Association Chief Executive, Mark Palios has been announced as the new owner of Tranmere Rovers along with Nicola Palios having reached an agreement with current owner Peter Johnson....

Fans Want Major Reform Of Football

Wed 6th Aug 2014 | Clubs Ownership

In a poll published today by Supporters Direct, and undertaken by leading market research company ICM Research, fans of English clubs have backed Supporters Direct’s call for fan involvement in...

Reading To Partner With Thai Consortium

Fri 1st Aug 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Reading Football Club Chairman, Sir John Madejski has announced a partnership with a Thai consortium led by Khunying Sasima Srivikorn. Termed as a partnership, Khunying Sasima’s consortium are...

Blackpool Chairman and President’s War Of Words.

Tue 29th Jul 2014 | Clubs Ownership

A bitter war of words between Blackpool’s owners has broken out after Chairman, Karl Oyston posted an open letter in response to President, Valeri Belokon’s criticism of the way he’s...

Barry Hearn Confirms Sale Of Orient Shareholding

Tue 8th Jul 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Barry Hearn has completed the sale of his stake in Leyton Orient Football Club to Francesco Becchetti it has been announced. Hearn’s company Matchroom Sport Ltd’s 90pc shareholding in the...

Villa Owner Restates Commitment To Club As Season Approaches

Mon 7th Jul 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Randy Lerner has stated his commitment to the club as they approach the new season. The club’s American owner is in the process of selling the club which he announced back in May, but has yet to...

Hereford United Expelled From Football Conference

Wed 11th Jun 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Hereford United have been expelled from the Football Conference it was announced yesterday. Following long running financial problems, the club confirmed it would not be able to meet the requirements,...

Sheffield Wednesday Confirm Ownership Takeover

Tue 10th Jun 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the takeover of the club by Mr Hafiz Mammadov. Mr Mammadov, a former member of The Azerbaijan Football Association and current owner of FC Baku and RC Lens takes...

Reading Confirm Zingarevich's Departure From The Board

Mon 2nd Jun 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Reading have confirmed that Russian owner Anton Zingarevich has left the board after putting the Championship club up for sale last week. Zingarevich put the club up for sale for £1 following...

Malcolm Glazer Passes Away

Thu 29th May 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United’s controversial former owner, Malcolm Glazer has died aged 85. The US billionaire led the £790m takeover of Manchester United in 2005, but handed over day to day running...

Randy Lerner Puts Aston Villa On The Market

Mon 12th May 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Aston Villa’s owner, Randy Lerner has confirmed his intention to put the club up for sale. Speculation had been circulating that the American was planning to sell the club. Following another...

Leeds United Ring Boardroom Changes

Tue 8th Apr 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The board of Leeds United faces a reshuffle after Massimo Cellino was granted approval under the Football League’s Owners and Directors Test to complete his takeover of the club. Initially...

United Legends Buy Salford City FC

Fri 28th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Salford City FC will have the eyes of the world cast upon it after five of Manchester United’s famed ‘Class of 92’ confirmed their intention to acquire the club. Gary Neville, Phil...

Southampton Appoint New Chief Executive

Wed 26th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Southampton Football Club have appointed Gareth Rogers as their new Chief Executive Officer. Gareth has held the position of Interim Chief Executive for the past two months following Nicola...

Football League Vetoes Leeds Takeover

Mon 24th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The Football League have disqualified Leeds United’s prospective owner, Massimo Cellino after he was found guilty of tax evasion. Cellino heads the group Eleonora Sports which purchased a 75%...

Hull City Accuse FA of Prejudice over Name Change Proposal

Tue 18th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The Football Association has been advised by its membership committee to reject Hull City's plan to change their name to Hull Tigers. The club formally applied to rebrand themselves from next season,...

Tranmere Rovers set for new owners

Tue 18th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Tranmere Rovers could be under new ownership within a "couple of weeks", according to current chairman Peter Johnson. The Sky Bet League One have been publicly searching for someone to assume control...

Football League Delay Leeds Takeover Decision

Fri 14th Mar 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The Football League have delayed their decision over the prospective takeover of Leeds United. In a statement release yesterday, they announced that the decision to ratify the takeover of the...

Leeds Takeover Remains On Hold

Tue 25th Feb 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The prospective takeover of Leeds United by Massimo Cellino has yet to be ratified by the Football League. The Italian, whose company Eleonora Sport exchanged contracts with GFH Capital for a 75%...

Time To Get Tough On Football Authorities, Say MPs

Fri 14th Feb 2014 | Clubs Ownership

An all-party group of MPs has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the way that football club owners behave towards supporter groups. In a report that is critical of the attitudes...

Kilmarnock Supporters Group Make Offer To Purchase Club

Thu 13th Feb 2014 | Clubs Ownership

The Killie (Community) Working Party, established with support from Supporters Direct Scotland, has announced its intention to make an offer to purchase Kilmarnock FC’s Chairman's entire...

Carson Yeung Steps Down As Chairman Of BIHL

Tue 4th Feb 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Carson Yeung has stepped down as chairman and executive director of Birmingham City’s holding company, Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL). Yeung’s departure was announced in...

Manchester City Football Club to acquire Melbourne Heart FC in partnership with owners of Melbourne Storm

Thu 23rd Jan 2014 | Clubs Ownership

A consortium led by Manchester City Football Club has acquired Melbourne Heart FC effective immediately. The consortium also includes the ownership group of the Melbourne Storm as minority...

Roland Duchâtelet Completes Charlton Athletic Takeover

Fri 3rd Jan 2014 | Clubs Ownership

Charlton Athletic have confirmed the takeover by Belgian entrepreneur Roland Duchâtelet, has been completed. Duchâtelet, whose company, Staprix NV will acquire 100 per cent of the shares...

FA, Football League & Premier League Put Under Scrutiny

Mon 25th Nov 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Supporters Direct to put the case for ‘more mutualism not less’ alongside governing bodies Supporters Direct (SD) are today giving evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals...

Stockport County Chairman Steps Down

Mon 25th Nov 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Stockport County chairman, Lord Peter Snape has stood down from his position at the club and resigned from the Board with immediate effect. The former railwayman, Lord Snape, 71, said in a statement...

Laxey Partners Increases Shareholding At Rangers

Thu 21st Nov 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Laxey Partners, the Isle of Man based hedge fund has become the largest shareholder in Rangers following a £1.4 million deal it’s been announced. The purchase was made on Wednesday and...

Lucas Radebe Confirms Involvement In Leeds Bid

Thu 21st Nov 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Lucas Radebe, the former Leeds United defender has confirmed he is part of a consortium looking to buy a stake in the Yorkshire club. The revelation comes after Leeds’ owners GFH Capital were...

Kilmarnock Fans Form Group Under Supporters Direct Scotland

Thu 24th Oct 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Kilmarnock fans and community representatives have agreed to form a working group under the auspices of Supporters Direct Scotland, with the aim of exploring community ownership options. The group...

Fan Group Completes Acquisition Of Dunfermline Athletic FC

Wed 16th Oct 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Fan group, Pars United have today announced their formal takeover of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club (DAFC) from administrators BDO LLP, following completion of all of the relevant legal...

Craig Mather Resigns As Rangers CEO

Wed 16th Oct 2013 | Clubs Ownership

The long running power struggle at Rangers has claimed its latest victim after CEO, Craig Mather announced he is to stand down from the position. In a statement on the club’s official website ,...

New Chairman For Goole AFC

Mon 14th Oct 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Goole AFC have announced the appointment of Baron Bloom as Chairman of the club. Property Investor Bloom believes Goole AFC offers the best opportunity to fulfil his ambitions and has plans to move...

Saudi investor Prince Abdullah takes Sheffield United stake

Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Sheffield United Football Club announces today that HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has become joint owner of the Club. Prince Abdullah has secured a 50% interest in Blades...

Foundation of Hearts Named Preferred Bidder For Tynecastle Club

Thu 15th Aug 2013 | Clubs Ownership

The Joint Administrators of Heart of Midlothian FC plc have today named the bid submitted on behalf of Foundation of Hearts (FOH) as preferred bidder for the club. After requesting further offers from...

Walter Smith Resigns As Chairman of Rangers

Tue 6th Aug 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Walter Smith resigned from his position as Chairman and a Director of Rangers Football Club yesterday as the club’s boardroom power struggle continues. A brief statement to the London Stock...

Mohamed Al Fayed Sells Fulham Football Club To Shahid Khan

Mon 15th Jul 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Mohamed Al Fayed has sold Fulham Football Club to Shahid Khan, the CEO of Flex-N-Gate Group and owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League in the United States. The transaction,...

Dunfermline Fans Group Named ‘Preferred Bidder’ To Buy Club

Mon 8th Jul 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Dunfermline Athletic fans have welcomed the news that they have been named as the preferred bidder to buy their club and its ground. Pars United, who were formed to represent supporters efforts to...

Leeds United Appoint New Chairman in Boardroom Shake-Up

Mon 1st Jul 2013 | Clubs Ownership

A major restructuring of the Leeds United board has seen Salah Nooruddin installed as Chairman. The changes announced today by GFH Capital, majority shareholders in Leeds United FC, also sees David...

Fans’ Cash Not To Be Ignored In Bids To Buy Clubs

Tue 25th Jun 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Supporters Direct Scotland is urging the Administrator of Hearts and Dunfermline Athletic to take the millions of pounds already raised by supporters into consideration when considering offers to buy...

Dunfermline Fans’ Group Urges Anonymous Bidder To Make Itself Known

Fri 21st Jun 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Dunfermline Athletic supporter group, The Pars Supporters’ Trust has called for the mystery second bidder to buy their club to reveal itself to alleviate growing concerns of the club’s...

Improving Football Governance Report To Be Launched At Supporters Direct Summit

Thu 20th Jun 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Improving Football Governance through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership project: final report to be launched this Saturday Saturday's Supporters Direct Summit will see a report on...

Arsenal announce the appointment of Sir Chips Keswick as the club's chairman

Fri 14th Jun 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Arsenal have announced the appointment of Sir Chips Keswick as the successor to Peter Hill-Wood as the club's chairman. It follows the decision by Peter Hill-Wood to stand down from the board for...

Bury Revolution Begins As New Chairman Is Appointed

Thu 30th May 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Following the resignation of the previous board and subsequent takeover, Bury Football Club have appointed Stewart Day as their new chairman. Bury were placed under a transfer embargo following a loan...

Pars United Launch Campaign To Buy Dunfermline Athletic

Fri 24th May 2013 | Clubs Ownership

A new fund-raising campaign called ‘BuyThePars’ has been launched by Pars United, assisted by Pars Supporters Trust and Supporters Direct Scotland. The group’s aim is to purchase...

Man City Take a Slice of the Big Apple

Wed 22nd May 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester City have teamed up with US Baseball franchise, the New York Yankees to launch the MLS’s newest club. The link up between Manchester City and the New York Yankees, will see the...

Board Room Changes at Port Vale

Mon 20th May 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Norman Smurthwaite has become the sole owner of Port Vale after Paul Wildes stepped down from his current position following the sale of his 50% share in Alchemy Investment Group, which owns the club....

Portsmouth Reveal New Management Team

Wed 24th Apr 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth Community Football Club has unveiled its management team to lead it into a new era of community ownership. On the field the new Team Manager will be Guy Whittingham who has been in...

Rangers Appoint Interim CEO

Wed 24th Apr 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Rangers have announced the appointment of Craig Mather to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Group. In addition, Mather will act as interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation...

PST Completes Purchase of Portsmouth FC

Mon 22nd Apr 2013 | Clubs Ownership

The Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) has finalised its purchase of Portsmouth Football Club from administrators at accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP. Trevor Birch, joint administrator of...

Top Wall Street Executive Joins Oxford City FC Board

Wed 17th Apr 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Oxford City Football Club has formally announced that Thomas Anthony Guerriero has become a director and has accepted the position of club President. A new international holding company Oxford City...

Supporters Direct Chair welcomes Pompey Trust to Griffin Park

Fri 12th Apr 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Chair of Supporters Direct, Brian Burgess, will welcome Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust Chair Ashley Brown and Ian McInnes, soon to be Chairman of Portsmouth FC, to Griffin Park this Saturday. The...

Arsenal chairman denies takeover talk

Fri 8th Mar 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has denied any knowledge of a potential £1.5 billion takeover of the club by a Middle East consortium. American Stan Kroenke and Russian Alisher Usmanov are the...

Aldershot Town Chairman Stands Down

Thu 28th Feb 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Aldershot Town Football Club have confirmed that as part of its continued restructure and refinancing, Kris Machala has decided to handover the Chairmanship of the Club and the Board to Shahid Azeem,...

Portsmouth's Future Near To Conclusion

Thu 21st Feb 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth’s long running ownership saga could be decided soon after the Court confirmed the case would be heard on the 19 th April. A spokesman for PKF, the club’s administrator, said:...

Manchester United CEO To Step Down in Summer

Wed 20th Feb 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United Chief Executive, David Gill has announced he intends to step down from the position with effect from 30 June 2013. Gill, who will remain as a director, joined the Manchester United...

Portsmouth could lose League place

Fri 8th Feb 2013 | Clubs Ownership

The Football League has confirmed Portsmouth will lose their membership if the Pompey Supporters Trust's bid to buy the club fails. On Thursday afternoon Portsmouth's administrators, PKF, said they...

Football League Reaffirm Portsmouth Points Deduction

Tue 11th Dec 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth face a 10 point deduction once a takeover by the Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) is complete. The south coast club have been in administration since Feburary but were given permission by the...

GFH Capital Complete Leeds Takeover

Thu 22nd Nov 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Leeds United have confirmed Dubai-based investment bank, GFH Capital Limited has signed a deal for the acquisition of the club. The signing of this deal marks the start of a one-month transitional...

Pompey Supporters Trust Set For Club Takeover

Thu 15th Nov 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Pompey Supporters’ Trust are on the verge of completing a takeover of Portsmouth Football Club according to the club’s administrators. Negotiations to find a buyer for the South coast club...

Leeds United Takeover Talks Continue

Fri 26th Oct 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Leeds United have confirmed the continuation of advanced talks with GFH Capital as they look to secure a takeover of the club. As an obligatory part of this stage of the talks, GFH Capital, which has...

Peter Ridsdale Handed 7.5Yr Company Directorship Ban

Wed 3rd Oct 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Peter Ridsdale, the former chairman of Leeds United, Barnsley and Cardiff City football clubs, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven-and-a-half years, following an...

Bristol City Chairman Forms BSL

Fri 28th Sep 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Following his acquisition of a majority shareholding in Bristol Rugby Club Limited, Stephen Lansdown, who was already the majority shareholder in Bristol City Holdings Limited, has announced the...

Pompey legends back bid to save club

Tue 28th Aug 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth FC legends Paul Merson and Steve Claridge have declared their support for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust, as they look to become successful in taking over the club. Paul Merson joined...

Chairai Submits New Offer To Buy Portsmouth

Thu 23rd Aug 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Balram Chainrai, former owner of Portsmouth Football Club has submitted a new offer to buy the League One club. Chainrai, who is owed £17m by the club, had initially withdrawn his offer to...

Man Utd's Shares To Trade Below Expectation

Fri 10th Aug 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Shares in Manchester United are expected to trade at $14, much lower than expected and reducing the club’s value by as much as $100 million. United’s initial public offering (IPO) had...

Pompey Supporters' Trust Submit Bid Plans

Fri 3rd Aug 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Pompey Supporters’ Trust submitted details of their proposed bid and details of new backers in their attempts to save Portsmouth Football Club. The bid outlines details of the financial...

Manchester United Plan IPO Road Show

Thu 26th Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United’s decision to delay its proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO) may be due to a rumoured marketing road show planned to raise interest. The Premier League club’s owners,...

Portsmouth in 'critical' condition

Wed 25th Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth will be liquidated next month unless the remaining senior first-team players agree to transfers or sign wage-compromise deals. That was the message from Pompey's administrators on...

Portsmouth on the Brink According to Administrator

Mon 23rd Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth Football Club is on the brink of going out of business according to administrator, Trevor Birch. The League One club announced on Friday that consultation with staff about possible...

RAF Honour For Shrewsbury Town Chairman

Tue 17th Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley has spoken of his delight after receiving the huge honour of having the sports hall at RAF Shawbury named after him. The chairman, who recently celebrated 16...

League Board Makes Membership Offer to Portsmouth

Thu 12th Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

The Board of The Football League has agreed to make an offer of membership to the eventual purchaser of Portsmouth Football Club. The offer is subject to the successful bidder accepting a number of...

Frickley Athletic Appoint New Chairman

Mon 9th Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Frickley Athletic have named Gareth Dando is the club's new chairman. Dando takes over from former chairman Pete Bywater, who stood down in May, believes the club is in a great position to progress...

Scottish Premier League reject newco Rangers

Wed 4th Jul 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Scottish Premier League clubs have voted overwhelmingly to reject the newco Rangers application, the governing body have confirmed. The clubs voted on Wednesday morning and Charles Green's newco...

Police investigate Craig Whyte's Rangers takeover

Mon 25th Jun 2012 | Clubs Ownership

The Crown Office has ordered a criminal investigation into Craig Whyte's takeover of Rangers and the financial management of the SPL club. Rangers went into administration on February 14 and were...

Pompey fans lodge takeover offer

Fri 22nd Jun 2012 | Clubs Ownership

The Pompey Supporters Trust has submitted a rival offer to take control of financially-troubled Portsmouth to administrator Trevor Birch. Insolvency firm Begbies Traynor has confirmed to BBC South...

New Board Announced At Rangers

Fri 15th Jun 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Newly formed The Rangers Football Club have announced the appointment of directors and chief executive officer of the company. Charles Green, who officially took control of the Glasgow club yesterday,...

TSI Complete 51% Takover of Reading FC

Wed 30th May 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Thames Sports Investment (TSI) have completed a 51% acquisition of Reading Football Club it was announced yesterday. The group headed by Anton Zingarevich have completed the first stage of their...

Burnley FC Appoints Joint Chairmen

Mon 28th May 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Burnley Football Club have announced the appointment of Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz as joint chairmen of the club. The two current members of the Board of Directors take over immediately from...

Ebbsfleet United Appoint New Chairman

Wed 23rd May 2012 | Clubs Ownership

MyFootballclub have announced today that Jessica McQueen has been appointed as Chairman of Ebbsfleet United Football Club for the coming year following a member vote. Jessica, a member of...

Liverpool fans call for end to 'chaos'

Tue 22nd May 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Liverpool owners have been challenged to publicly explain their strategy for the club by a leading fans group. Spirit of Shankly, who led the protests against the despised former regime of Tom Hicks...

Premier League rule out Rovers investigation

Thu 10th May 2012 | Clubs Ownership

The Premier League have dismissed an MP's calls for an investigation into Venky's takeover of relegated Blackburn Rovers. And the Premier League say they are confident the club will remain financially...

Rangers Administrators Announce Preferred Bidder

Thu 3rd May 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Rangers Administrators Duff & Phelps have announced Bill Miller as the preferred bidder for the Scottish Premier League side. Paul Clark, joint administrator announced the American...

Tiverton Town FC Appoint Football’s Youngest Chairman

Wed 18th Apr 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Matthew Conridge, the 27-year old managing director of Exeter based Mamka, one of the UK’s fastest growing online retailers, has taken over the role of Chairman of Tiverton Town. Conridge joined...

Blue Knights Withdraw Rangers Bid

Tue 17th Apr 2012 | Clubs Ownership

The Blue Knights consortium led by former Rangers chairman, Paul Murray has announced they are to step back in their bid to take over the club. A statement issued by Duff and Phelps, administrators of...

Miller still keen on Rangers deal

Fri 13th Apr 2012 | Clubs Ownership

American businessman Bill Miller remains in the running to takeover Rangers and has backed proposed changed to the SPL rules on administration. Miller, a Singapore-based consortium led by Bill Ng -...

Four Bids Made For Rangers

Thu 5th Apr 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Administrators for Rangers have received four bids for the club after setting a deadline of 5pm on Wednesday for best and final offers. David Whitehouse, joint administrator, said: "Following our...

Keith Ryder Announced as Prefered Bidder for Port Vale

Wed 4th Apr 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Administrators of Port Vale Football Club have announced Lancashire businessman, Keith Ryder as the preferred bidder for the club. A statement released by the club today read; “The joint...

Buy Darlo campaign passes £250,000 mark as board members are announced

Wed 22nd Feb 2012 | Clubs Ownership

The Buy Darlo campaign last night passed the £250,000 mark, completing the first phase of the plan to bring Darlington Football Club out of administration. The total invested in Darlington FC...

Burnley FC Chairman Barry Kilby To Stand Down

Tue 7th Feb 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Burnley Football Club have announced today that Barry Kilby is to stand down as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the end of May. Mr Kilby joined the Board in October 1998, was appointed Chairman...

Aldershot Town re-organise Boardroom Structure

Tue 31st Jan 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Aldershot Town chief executive, Peter Duffy has announced changes to the boardroom structure following the recent resignation of non-executive director Per Breimyr. Breimyr resigned due to his own...

TSI invest in Reading Football Club

Mon 23rd Jan 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Reading Football Club have announced they have agreed terms with Thames Sports Investment Ltd (TSI) to take a significant stake in the club. The agreement was announced on Friday (20 th ) by chairman...

Darlington in takeover talks with local consortium

Tue 3rd Jan 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Darlington Football Club are on the verge of a possible takeover by a consortium of local businessmen hoping to buy the town's football club before its current owner places it into administration....

Peter Ridsdale appointed Chairman of Preston North End

Tue 6th Dec 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Preston North End Football Club have announced that Peter Ridsdale has agreed to become full-time Chairman of Football. The former Chairman of Leeds United and Cardiff City has, over the last 12...

Wigan Atheltic owner plans his exit

Mon 21st Nov 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The story of Wigan Athletic can not be told without the theme of Dave Whelan being at the core of every page. Whatever your opinion is of Whelan there is no questioning his emotional and financial...

Peter Miller becomes Chairman at Port Vale

Mon 31st Oct 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The board at Port Vale Football Club has voted unanimously to elect Peter Miller to the position as Chairman it has been announced today. The club have also announced that Mike Lloyd will now adopt...

Argyle takeover deal in place

Fri 28th Oct 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Plymouth Argyle's administrators have agreed a deal with James Brent's Akkeron Group for the purchase of the League Two club. After almost eight months in administration, Argyle could soon return to...

Abramovich weighing up options

Fri 28th Oct 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Billionaire Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and his board were forced to rethink their proposal to Chelsea Pitch Owners, which was seen as a precursor to a move to a new ground, after it was voted down...

Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke tells supporters 'I am here for the long-term' at AGM

Thu 27th Oct 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The American billionaire first joined the Arsenal board in 2008, but living up to his nickname 'Silent Stan' had made few public statements over his vision for the club amid the stringent rules of the...

Port Vale secures further new investment

Fri 30th Sep 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Port Vale announced yesterday that the club had secured further new investment with Peter Miller purchasing £250,000 in club shares. The new shares are part of the deal for new investment...

Stockport Chairman explains club takeover situation

Mon 19th Sep 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Stockport County FC have issued an official statement with regards to the proposed takeover of the Edgeley Park outfit. The Hatters' chairman, Lord Peter Snape, has moved to clarify the current...

Stockport County Takeover Bid Stalls

Mon 12th Sep 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Chairman of Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Stockport County, Lord Peter Snape, has today issued an official statement regarding a proposed takeover of the club. "The shareholders meeting which was...

Angry Arsenal fans hire billboard to protest at club's direction

Wed 31st Aug 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Unhappy Arsenal fans are planning a protest to the club's board - and are making sure no-one will miss it. One Arsenal supporters' group, Where Has Our Arsenal Gone, have paid £700 to hire a...

Tony Fernandes completes his takeover of Queens Park Rangers Football Club

Thu 18th Aug 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Malaysian business tycoon Tony Fernandes CBE has completed his takeover of Queens Park Rangers Football Club. Fernandes’ company Tune Group have bought a majority stake in the Club, buying out...

Plymouth Argyle bidders urged to confirm club purchase

Fri 5th Aug 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Plymouth Argyle's administrators have urged the preferred bidders to confirm they will buy the club by mid-August. According to the BBC, Bishop International Ltd have also been asked to submit funds...

Dundee Fans’ Community Vision Revealed

Thu 4th Aug 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Dundee Football Club Supporters’ Society have launched their vision of a Community Football Club, following a recent period of consultation with members. “It’s been a long, hard road...

QPR confirm takeover talks

Fri 29th Jul 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have announced they are in discussions over the sale of the club with another group potential buyers. A statement released by the club read: “On 4th March 2011 the...

Stirling Albion Director Resigns From Club

Thu 28th Jul 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Paul Goodwin, who was at the forefront of the Stirling Albion Supporters Trust’s campaign to buy the club has resigned as a director with immediate effect. He said: “I am really proud of...

How to chair a top flight club with Niall Quinn

Tue 26th Jul 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Niall Quinn, the much loved former Irish international and well respected current Chairman of Sunderland AFC, will be speaking to the 1,000 strong crowd of delegates that will be attending the 4 th...

Ridsdale to become Plymouth owner

Tue 5th Jul 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Peter Ridsdale is expected to take full control of Plymouth Argyle when a deal with a consortium to acquire the club's property assets is completed. It’s reported that the former Leeds, Barnsley...

Rangers chief resigns and threatens to sue club

Mon 27th Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Rangers’ chief executive, Martin Bain has officially resigned from his role at Rangers and is suing the club for breach of contract. Bain was suspended from the board soon after Craig Whyte took...

Harrogate Town reveal new owner

Wed 22nd Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Harrogate Town have announced that Bill Fotherby has handed control of Harrogate Town to businessman Irving Weaver. Talking to local paper the Harrogate Advertiser, Bill Fotherby, who will remain as...

Usmanov increases stake in Arsenal

Tue 21st Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Alisher Usmanov has increased his shareholding in Arsenal Football Club to more than 29%. Usmanov, the club’s second largest shareholder through his company, Red & White Holdings, released a...

MUST boss welcomes Man Utd flotation news

Mon 13th Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United’s owners the Glazer family are reportedly considering a Asian stock market flotation worth in the region of £1.7bn. A report by the Sunday Times yesterday suggested that...

Fans’ group funding crisis prompts chief executive’s resignation

Mon 13th Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The board of directors of Supporters Direct held an emergency meeting at the weekend to discuss its funding crisis following a Twitter outburst by chief executive, Dave Boyle. Supporters Direct, an...

Celtic chairman to step down

Mon 6th Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Celtic Football Club have confirmed that current chairman, Dr John Reid, will be stepping down as chairman and as a director at the company’s annual general meeting later this year. Ian Bankier...

Micky Adams bid to become director at Port Vale

Mon 6th Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Port Vale Football Club announced yesterday that manager Micky Adams has submitted his candidacy to become a Director of the club. Legal formalities permitting, Adams is also expected to invest...

St Albans City Football Club announces new Chairman

Wed 1st Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

St Albans City Football Club has announced the appointment of Ian Ridley as Chairman. Ridley, a writer and journalist who has lived in the area for 30 years, will assume overall responsibility for...

Portsmouth Football Club taken over by CSI

Wed 1st Jun 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth Football Club have announced the takeover of the club by Convers Sports Initiatives. “Convers Sports Initiatives have completed the purchase of Portsmouth Football Club from Sports...

Rangers Directors Removed From The Board

Tue 24th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Rangers FC have confirmed that Alastair Johnston and Paul Murray were removed as directors of The Rangers Football Club P.L.C. It’s also reported that directors Martin Bain and Donald McIntyre...

Leicester City owners complete full takeover

Wed 18th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Leicester City Football Club has announced that Asia Football Investments (AFI) has taken sole ownership of the club. AFI owned 80% of the club, alongside Cronus Sports Management who owned 20%, prior...

Kroenke's offer to Arsenal shareholders remains open

Wed 18th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Arsenal’s majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke has said his unconditional offer to the club’s remaining shareholders will remain open despite not completing a full takeover of the Barclays...

St. Albans City FC sold to local businessmen

Thu 12th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Following the FA's fine on 4 February 2011, troubled St Albans City Football Club has been sold for an undisclosed sum to two local businessmen: Lawrence Levy and John McGowan. Well known locally for...

Whyte completes Rangers takeover

Mon 9th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Craig Whyte finally completed his protracted take over at Rangers Football Club following six months of complex negotiations. Whyte, who completed the acquisition of former owner Sir David Murray's...

Arsenal board backing Kroenke

Fri 6th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Arsenal's board are confident Stan Kroenke will be a "safe custodian" of the club's future. On Friday, the American tycoon submitted formal documents for his proposed £730million takeover offer,...

Yeung sells stake in Birmingham City

Thu 5th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Birmingham owner Carson Yeung has reportedly reduced his stake in the midlands club by 1.6% and raised £3.63million from selling shares to private investors. Yeung has reduced his holding in the...

Ken Bates clears up Leeds ownership mystery

Wed 4th May 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Ken Bates has become a controlling shareholder in Leeds United in a bid to end the mystery over who owns the club. A statement released today by the club read: There has been much speculation in the...

Ecclestone prepared to sell QPR stake for £100m

Wed 27th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

QPR majority shareholder Bernie Ecclestone would be prepared to sell his stake in the club for £100million. The west London outfit are poised to seal promotion to the Barclays Premier League,...

FA admits it does not know who Leeds' owners are

Thu 21st Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The Football Association has admitted they do not know who the owners of Leeds United are. Clarification given to MPs of the Culture, Media and Sport committee stated they do not know the identities...

Belper Town reveal new chairman

Wed 20th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Belper Town Football Club has announced that Vaughan Williams has been appointed as its new Chairman. Williams takes over the reins from Phillip Varney who had held the position since 1988 and who...

Rangers board delaying takeover

Tue 19th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Craig Whyte’s protracted takeover of Rangers Football Club seems to be hanging in the balance. Sources close to Whyte have told BBC Scotland that members of the Rangers board want to delay the...

Fans' Trust To Keep Arsenal Shares

Tue 12th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The Arsenal Supporters Trust will not be selling their shares to prospective new owner Stan Kroenke after voting "unanimously" to retain a stake in the club. Kroenke triggered a full takeover on...

Kroenke to increase his stake in Arsenal to 62%

Mon 11th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Arsenal’s majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, will up his stake in the North London club to 62% after confirming his intention to make a cash offer for the shares owned by Danny Fizman and Lady...

Bates insists there is no issue with Leeds ownership

Fri 8th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

The mystery surrounding the ownership of Leeds United will not cause any problems should the Yorkshire club be promoted to the Premier League insists chairman, Ken Bates. The Leeds chief executive,...

Football needs to learn from business warns Clarke

Thu 7th Apr 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Football League chairman, Greg Clarke, believes football needs to change if it is ever to move forward - and that it could learn a lot from the world of business. Clarke was speaking at the...

Rangers takeover clears final stumbling block

Thu 31st Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Craig Whyte’s protracted takeover of Rangers Football Club appeared to move closer on Wednesday after an agreement over the club's debt was reached with Lloyds Banking Group. Reports suggested...

Lloyds Bank standing in the way of Rangers takeover

Mon 28th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Rangers prospective new owner must pay Lloyds Bank an 'exit payment' if he is to complete his takeover of the Scottish Premier League club Craig Whyte's protracted bid to take over Rangers enters a...

Ken Dulieu revealed as new chairman of Coventry City.

Mon 28th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Coventry City FC today announced that Ray Ranson will take up the role of Football Consultant and that director Ken Dulieu has become Chairman. Ranson will now assist Ken Dulieu on football matters....

Coventry confirm chairman's resignation

Mon 28th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Coventry City Football Club have confirmed the resignation of chairman Ray Ranson this afternoon. The announcement had been expected after rumours circulating last week suggested Ranson was on the...

Arsenal shareholder battle hots up

Thu 24th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Alisher Usmanov, the Russian billionaire has reportedly upped his stake in Arsenal to 'over 27per cent'. The announcement by Red & White Holdings Limited on Tuesday revealed they had upped their...

Bristol City Chairman to stand down at end of season

Wed 9th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Steve Lansdown has announced he will be stepping down as Chairman at the end of this season (May 31st 2011). The 58-year-old Bristolian is to be replaced by Colin Sexstone, with Guy Price taking on...

QPR confirm takeover rumours

Mon 7th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

QPR have moved to quell the rumours circulating that the club was about to be sold. In a statement released on the club’s website, they confirmed that they had entered negotiations regarding the...

West Ham's owners to up stake in club

Fri 4th Mar 2011 | Clubs Ownership

West Ham United’s co-owners are reported to be planning to increase their stake in the club. David’s Gold and Sullivan, the former Birmingham City are said to thinking of investing a...

Russian consortium in takeover talks with Portsmouth FC

Tue 8th Feb 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth Football Club are in talks with a Russian consortium Convers Sport Initiative (CSI), with an interest in buying the club. It’s understood that CSI, who are involved with Ferrari...

Nantwich Town Chairman steps down to become Vice-Chairman.

Mon 7th Feb 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Nantwich Town Football Club Chairman, Clive Jackson has stepped down and will become the club’s new Vice-Chairman. Work commitments have meant that Clive has been based in Dubai for over 18...

Bernard Manning Jr returns as chairman of Radcliffe Borough

Mon 7th Feb 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Bernard Manning Jnr has returned as chairman at Radcliffe Borough after recent behind the scenes developments at the Lancashire based football club. The owner’s return is hopefully the start of...

Club faces expulsion from Ryman League

Tue 1st Feb 2011 | Clubs Ownership

LEYTON Football Club, who currently sit bottom of Division One North, are facing expulsion from the Ryman League. An Extraordinary General Meeting has been called for later this month when the...

Belper Town FC Chairman steps down after 23 years

Tue 25th Jan 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Belper Town Football Club Chairman, Phil Varney has announced that he is to step down from the role at the end of the season after 23 years in charge. Phil, who took up the post in March 1988 after...

Manchester United insist club is 'not for sale'

Mon 24th Jan 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United have played down speculation that they have held talks with a Qatari consortium over a possible buyout of the club. Reports circulating linking the Glazers and Qatar Holding –...

Birmingham City Chairman clarifies ownership issues

Wed 19th Jan 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Birmingham City Football Club’s acting chairman Peter Pannu has received clarity from Hong Kong regarding the ownership of the shares in the club's parent company. Following unwelcome and...

Aldershot Town FC appoint new Board of Directors

Tue 18th Jan 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Aldershot Town Football Club appoints new board of directors as they seek to establish themselves as a viable football business. Aldershot Town Chief Executive Peter Duffy issued a statement today...

Cambridge Fans Trust AGM to discuss Community Trust options

Thu 13th Jan 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Cambridge United supporters will have the opportunity to tell CFU what they think about the possibility of a community trust being formed to run the club in the future, when the fans group holds its...

Cambridge United have been put up for sale by the club’s board.

Thu 6th Jan 2011 | Clubs Ownership

Issuing a statement on the club’s website, Directors of the club hope to attract new investment after struggling for the last 18 months to survive. “Football today is a business that...

Hull City AFC to unveil new owners

Fri 17th Dec 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Hull City will unveil its new owners at a press conference this afternoon at the KC Stadium. The club will officially announce Assem Allam and Ehab Allam as the new owners of the club after they...

Charlton Athletic takeover bid accepted

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Charlton Athletic Football Club’s owners Baton 2010 Limited has accepted an offer to take over the club. In an indicative and legally binding offer for the acquisition of Baton 2010, Charlton...

Mandaric completes Sheffield Wednesday takeover

Mon 29th Nov 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Board of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club have confirmed today that an agreement has been reached to sell the club to UK Football Investments, LLC (UKFI) headed by former Portsmouth Chairman,...

Mandaric close to Wednesday takeover

Thu 25th Nov 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Former Portsmouth chairman, Milan Mandaric is poised take control of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club after another round of rescue talks at Hillsborough yesterday. Mandaric was meeting the...

Rangers in takeover talks

Thu 18th Nov 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Scottish Premier League title holders Rangers Football Club, look set to get new owners as Craig Whyte and Andrew Ellis confirm they are in talks over a joint bid to buy Sir David Murray's shares....

Hull City takeover agreed

Wed 10th Nov 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Hull City owner Russell Bartlett has agreed to sell a controlling interest in the club to local businessmen Assem and Ehab Allam. Under the terms of the deal, agreed on yesterday (Tuesday), the Allams...

Kroenke looking to increase Arsenal shareholding

Wed 3rd Nov 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Stan Kroenke, Arsenal Football Club’s majority shareholder is reportedly ready to step up his interest in the North London club. The American, who owns a 29.9% stake in the club, is understood...

Portsmouth FC takeover complete

Mon 25th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth Football Club have confirm that the sale of the club to Balram Chainrai, Levi Kushnir and Deepak Chainrai has been completed. In a statement on their official website the club noted that...

Hull City takeover deadline looms

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

A decision is anticipated today regarding the possible takeover of Hull City AFC. Local businessman Assem Allam tabled an offer to owner Russell Bartlett earlier this week which would see the Egyptian...

Rangers chairman not confident of finding a buyer for the club

Tue 19th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Alastair Johnston, chairman of Scottish Premier League side Rangers has admitted the club is not optimistic about finding a new owner any time soon in the current financial climate. According to the...

Hull City owner in talks over sale of club

Tue 19th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Hull City AFC look set to get new owners after it emerged the club’s board is in talks with local businessmen over a possible takeover of the club. It’s reported that Egyptian-born father...

NESV secure Liverpool FC takeover

Fri 15th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

New England Sports Ventures has completed its takeover of Liverpool Football Club. After a week of tense legal battles and negotiations the news finally comes after former owners Tom Hicks and George...

Blackpool FC's CEO focusing on future

Wed 13th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Blackpool football club’s former chairman Karl Oyston, is focusing on the future after the bankruptcy order made against him was annulled yesterday. Oyston, who stepped down as chairman and...

Kidderminster Harriers FC put up for sale

Thu 7th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Kidderminster Harriers Football Club Limited has today been officially put up for sale by Chairman Barry Norgrove. Norgrove has stated that the club now needs a fresh injection of cash to enable to it...

Liverpool FC owners take battle for control to the High Court

Thu 7th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The battle to take control of Liverpool Football Club looks set to be decided in the courts. Hicks and Gillett the club's current owners are challenging the sale of the club which will see them ousted...

Liverpool Football Club look set to have new American owners

Wed 6th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Merseyside club look set to be taken over by the New England Sports Ventures (NESV), who own a number of sport franchises including the Boston Red Sox. The deal however, is subject to the...

Croydon Athletic FC chairman found dead

Mon 4th Oct 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The chairman Croydon Athletic Football Club, David Le Cluse had been embroiled in the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal was found dead with a gun shot wound on Saturday. According to reports Mr Le Cluse,...

Mansfield Town Football Club have announced lifelong fan John Radford as the new owner.

Wed 29th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Mr Radford, a multi-millionaire, has bought the club for £1 from previous owners, Andy Saunders, Steve Hymas and Steve Middleton, who will remain at Field Mill as non-executive directors. A...

Thousands of fans join Anfield sit in.

Mon 27th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Saturday’s sit in protest organised by Spirit of Shankly saw 9,000 Liverpool supporters stay in their seats at the end of the game. The fans, who first saw Liverpool held to 2-2 draw against...

Hicks attempt to refinance Liverpool FC debt fails

Tue 21st Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Liverpool Football Club’s owner, Tom Hicks attempt to hang onto the club was dealt a blow yesterday after the private equity firm Blackstone ended talks. It’s understood that Hicks met...

Dundee FC's financial backer resigns

Mon 20th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Dundee Football Club’s financial backer Calum Melville has tendered his resignation. It’s understood the club have not yet accepted his departure and will hold talks to decide their next...

Premier League summon Blackpool FC to explain role of bankrupt acting-CEO

Fri 17th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Blackpool Football Club have been summoned by the Premier League to clarify acting chief executive Karl Oyston's role at the club after it was revealed he had been declared bankrupt. Under the Premier...

Hicks makes last ditch attempt to keep Liverpool FC

Fri 17th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Tom Hicks has reportedly held last-ditch discussions in an attempt to stay in control of Liverpool. According to the Guardian it’s reported that Hicks arrived in Liverpool on Wednesday, and has...

Altrincham FC Chairman stands down

Wed 15th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Blue Square Bet Premier club Altrincham have announced that chairman Geoff Goodwin has stepped down. A statement from the club reads: "It is with deep regret that we have to announce that Geoff...

New study highlights how Liverpool FC was ahead of its game

Wed 15th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

A new study by a University of Leicester sociologist has highlighted how Liverpool football club became the first British club to truly internationalise the game – many decades before the...

Liverpool's owners under increasing pressure to find a buyer

Fri 10th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Liverpool Football Club's American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are under increasing pressure to find a buyer after it emerged the duo may struggle to refinance their debts after an October 6...

Blackburn's prospective owner's trail of unpaid debt

Tue 7th Sep 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Ahsan Ali Syed is expected to complete the due diligence process into his proposed £300m takeover of Blackburn Rovers this week amid allegations he has several unpaid debts in the UK. It’s...

Liverpool FC sponsors would love 'Asian' owners

Fri 27th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Liverpool Football Club’s new sponsor Standard Chartered has said it would “love” the club to be taken over by an Asian investor. American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are...

Glazers fail to pay mortgage on four shopping malls

Wed 25th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, have suffered further embarrassing financial difficulties after four more of its US shopping malls recently fell into default on their mortgages. With...

New buyer in frame for Liverpool

Tue 24th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Renowned deal-broker Keith Harris claims an overseas buyer is considering making an offer of between £400million and £500million for Liverpool. The former Football League chairman, who has...

Huang blames chairman and board for Liverpool pullout

Mon 23rd Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Kenny Huang’s decision to withdraw from the bidding to takeover English football club Liverpool was due to his increasing disillusionment with timescale and pace of a deal, according to UK press...

Blackburn confirmed Syed's interest

Fri 20th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

English Blackburn Rovers have confirmed they have held a meeting with Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed's company over a proposed takeover. A club statement read: "Blackburn Rovers can confirm that...

Arsenal offer supporters a stake in the club

Thu 19th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

English Arsenal supporters have won the backing of the club's four major shareholders for a groundbreaking new scheme that would follow the Spanish Barcelona model of enhanced fan ownership. The...

Blackburn Rovers in ongoing talks with Ahsan Ali Syed

Tue 17th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Blackburn Rovers say they have held a "cordial and productive meeting" with Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed's company over a proposed takeover. Bahrain-based Syed, owner of Western Gulf Advisory,...

Stephen Fry joins Norwich City Board

Mon 16th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Actor, writer and television presenter Stephen Fry has joined the board of Norwich City Football Club. The announcement was made at a press conference at Carrow Road. Fry, who will act as an...

Potential investor looking over Blackburn's books

Fri 13th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It’s reported that Ahsan Ali Syed has moved into pole position to take over Blackburn after his Western Gulf Advisory (WGA) investment vehicle was given a four-week period of exclusivity to...

Tony Clarke leaves the board at Northampton Town FC

Thu 12th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It has been announced that local Councillor and former Northampton South MP Tony Clarke has left the board of Northampton Town Football Club after over 10 years service. Mr Clarke became General...

O'Neill criticized for thinking he was 'bigger than the club'

Wed 11th Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Martin O'Neill has been criticized for thinking he was bigger than the club by General Charles C Krulak , Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner's right-hand man It’s understood that Krulak believes...

Speculation mounts over Liverpool FC buyout

Tue 3rd Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Speculation that Liverpool Football Club could be sold before the end of the end of the month is mounting following intensified interest in buyers for the club. Chairman Martin Broughton says the club...

Histon FC reveal new chairman

Mon 2nd Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Histon Football Club have announced that local businessman Russell Hands will become the club’s new chairman, 20 years after leaving the job. The club have been without someone in the role since...

Chinese tycoon interested in buying Liverpool FC

Mon 2nd Aug 2010 | Clubs Ownership

According to reports, Chinese tycoon Kenny Huang has entered negotiations with the Royal Bank of Scotland with a view to buying Liverpool Football Club. A report in the The Times claims Huang - who...

Charlton Athletic chairman assumes sole control of club

Wed 28th Jul 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Charlton plc chairman Richard Murray, announced yesterday (Tues 27 th ) that he had agreed terms with his fellow directors and bondholders for the purchase of shares which will see him assume sole...

Leicester City FC owner in talks with potential investors

Tue 27th Jul 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Milan Mandaric, chairman of Leicester City Football Club has told the BBC that he is in continuing talks with a group of potential investors and insists that those interested are "football people"....

Accrington Stanley FC search for new Directors

Wed 21st Jul 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Accrington Stanley Managing Director, David O’Neill has announced his search for new directors for the Club. With Ilyas Khan’s immanent official resignation from the Chair and also board...

Walsall Football Club today revealed their new senior management line-up.

Thu 8th Jul 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Financial Director, Stefan Gamble, becomes Chief Executive and Assistant Club Secretary, Daniel Mole, takes over as Club Secretary, enabling Roy Whalley to focus solely on his role as Commercial...

New Hereford United FC Chairman and Vice-Chairman revealed.

Mon 5th Jul 2010 | Clubs Ownership

David Keyte and Tim Russon have been named as the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Hereford United. Speaking at a press conference at Edgar Street, Keyte said that the budget for next season will be...

Stirling Albion Football Club sold to supporters’ trust

Fri 2nd Jul 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust (The Trust) and Stirling Albion Football Club’s Chairman Peter McKenzie have reached an agreement in principal that sees The Trust taking day to day control...

RBS urges Liverpool sale patience

Wed 23rd Jun 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Royal Bank of Scotland Group says Liverpool fans must be patient and allow time for chairman Martin Broughton to find the right new owners for the club. Supports angry at the tenure of Americans...

Preston North End appoint new Chairman

Mon 21st Jun 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Preston North End Football Club have appointed former Wigan rugby league chairman Maurice Lindsay, replacing Derek Shaw who resigned. Lindsay is expected to step down from his current role as director...

Rangers Football Club no longer 'for sale'

Wed 16th Jun 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Scottish Premier League Champions Rangers Football Club is no longer for sale according to principal shareholder Sir David Murray. In a statement on the club website says they have been unable to find...

Indian entrepreneur lining up £25m takeover of Blackburn Rovers FC

Fri 11th Jun 2010 | Clubs Ownership

An Indian entrepreneur is close to completing a £25 million takeover of Blackburn Rovers football Club after targeting the Lancashire club on account of the town’s large Asian population...

Preston North End FC in takeover bid

Mon 7th Jun 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Preston North End Football Club looks set to be taken over by Lancashire businessman Trevor Hemmings. It has been reported by the BBC that Deepdale PNE, the company owned by Hemmings, has acquired 51%...

Red Knights to drop takeover bid

Thu 3rd Jun 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Red Knights - a consortium of Manchester United fans attempting to spearhead a takeover of the club - may be considering dropping the effort. The current owners of the Premier League club, the...

Cardiff City FC announce new board members

Thu 27th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Following the EGM on May 27, the shareholders of Cardiff City Football Club (Holdings) Limited have agreed to recent proposals, including the following Board of Director appointments: •...

East Stirlingshire FC owner sells his stake in club for £1

Thu 27th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

East Stirlingshire owner Spencer Fearn has sold his stake in the club for £1 and resigned from the board but insists their future is secure. Current chairman Les Thomson has bought the shares...

Hull City FC boardroom restructuring continues

Thu 27th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Director Martin Walker has stepped down from his non-executive position at Hull City Football Club as they make further changes at boardroom level as part of a continued shake-up of the relegated club...

RBS is losing patience with Gillett & Hicks

Wed 26th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr are holding out for an offer of at least £600 million for Liverpool, but have yet to find a serious buyer more than a month after putting the club on the market....

New Cardiff City FC owner urges fans to 'Keep the Faith'

Mon 24th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

New Cardiff City Football Club backer Dato Chan Tien Ghee has urged fans to "keep the faith" after Blackpool denied the Welsh team a place in the Premier League. "Keep the faith. We've come so far,...

Eight super-rich investors look to buy stake in Arsenal FC

Mon 24th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Eight super-rich investors, including one of Africa’s wealthiest men, are vying to buy Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith’s stake in Arsenal in a sale that could radically transform the balance of...

Fan group to take control of Crystal Palace FC

Mon 24th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Crystal Palace football club is set for a takeover by a fans' consortium CPFC 2010. Administrator Brendan Guilfoyle said, "It's a complex deal to pull together but all of the different parts are being...

Torquay Utd FC Chief Executive not to turn up for work

Thu 20th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The League Managers Association (LMA) has today confirmed that Colin Lee has been notified in writing by Torquay United Football Club that the role of Chief Executive is at risk of redundancy and that...

Sheffield Utd FC owner looks to sell his stake in club

Fri 14th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Kevin McCabe, the chairman of Sheffield United Football Club, has appointed City bankers to look at a possible sale of his stake in the Championship club according to the Independent. McCabe, a...

Premier League CEO to meet Liverpool fans group.

Fri 14th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Richard Scudamore, the chief executive of the Premier League, is expected to meet representatives from the Spirit Of Shankly (SOS) today according to the Times newspaper. The Liverpool...

Wigan Athletic appoint new Chief Executive

Wed 12th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Wigan Athletic have appointed Jonathan Jackson as chief executive to replace Brenda Spencer, who is retiring after 25 years at the club. Jackson, 43, who is finance director at leisure chain Total...

Chester City FC fans given lease to the club's stadium

Wed 12th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Fans of Chester City FC have been given the lease to the club's stadium by their local council, prompting hopes of a revival. Cheshire West and Chester Council has offered Chester Fans United (CFU) a...

MK Dons appoint the youngest manager in the Football League

Mon 10th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Milton Keynes Dons FC have today announced the appointment of Karl Robinson as the Club’s new manager. Karl, 29, has agreed a 12-month rolling contract and becomes the youngest manager in the...

Glazers turn down £1.5b bid from Middle Eastern investment group

Thu 6th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Glazer family intend to resist any attempt by the “Red Knights” to buy Manchester United this summer, having rejected a £1.5 billion offer for the club from a Middle Eastern...

Hicks admits he 'made a terrible mistake'

Thu 6th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Tom Hicks believes he has paid a 'terrible price' during his co-ownership of Liverpool but has implied that it could take two years to sell the club. The American businessman and co-owner George...

Fans cautious on Rangers takeover

Tue 4th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Andrew Ellis' revelation that he is looking to complete the takeover of Rangers later this month will be met with "qualified optimism" by the Ibrox support, according to Rangers Supporters Trust...

Fan group points finger at United security

Tue 4th May 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United's security staff have been accused of denying supporters entry to Monday's reserve league final at Old Trafford because they believed the fans were about to engage in a green and...

MURRAY TARGETS SWIFT RANGERS SALE

Fri 30th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Sir David Murray insists he is doing everything he can to sell his majority stake in Rangers as quickly as possible. The club have been on the market all season and Murray has recently held talks with...

Manchester United fans urged to boycott season tickets over Glazers

Thu 29th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United supporters are being urged to demonstrate their opposition to the ownership of the club by the Glazer family by effectively going on strike, via a mass boycott of season tickets....

Lloyds could sell Crystal Palace's football ground to developers

Wed 28th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Lloyds Banking Group is facing an awkward dilemma over whether to sell Selhurst Park football ground cut-price to Crystal Palace fans or accept a better offer from property developers who may turn the...

Leeds United ownership may be revealed

Wed 28th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Premier League and Championship are considering standardising rules and Leeds United may have to reveal their ownership if they get promoted. Until now only Premier League club s have had to...

Manchester United fans move against Glazers

Tue 27th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST), is starting a campaign to persuade corporate sponsors such as Budweiser and Audi to help the Red Knights' efforts to buy the club from the Glazer family. The...

Birmingham City CEO resigns

Fri 23rd Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Michael Dunford, the Birmingham City Chief Executive has today resign from his position at the club. A statement released by Birmingham on their website reads 'Birmingham City FC can confirm that...

Man Utd 'Fan' group to 'push boundaries of the law'

Thu 22nd Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Guardian reports that a group of Manchester United fans describing themselves as "prepared to push the boundaries of the law" has published a leaked list of more than 400 companies that pay for...

Liverpool put up for sale and appoint new Chairman

Fri 16th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Liverpool FC have today released the following statement via their website; Liverpool Football Club (the "Club"), today announced that Martin Broughton has been appointed as Chairman with immediate...

Carson Yeung outlines his plans for Birmingham City

Fri 16th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

In an exclusive interview with F.C .Business, Carson Yeung the Birmingham City owner has revealed his belief that Birmingham have a unique advantage over Premier League rivals as they attempt to grow...

Usmanov increases his stake in Arsenal FC

Thu 15th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Alisher Usmanov has reportedly increased his shareholding in Arsenal. According to Sky Sports news, the Russian steel magnate has bought another 37 shares in the Gunners, at a cost £10,500 each,...

Red Knights meet to finalise Man Utd buy out plan

Wed 14th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Red Knights consortium met on Wednesday to finalise their plans to launch a takeover of Manchester United. The group of wealthy United fans have said they do not expect to make a bid for the club...

Australian billionaire considers Leeds takeover

Tue 13th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Leeds are reportedly a takeover target for Australian billionaire Frank Lowy according to the Mirror newspaper. Lowy, who is chairman of the Austalian FA, is interested in buying the League One side...

Aresenal's fouth-largest shareholder puts shares up for sale

Tue 13th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Arsenal’s fourth-largest shareholder, Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith, formally put her stake up for sale yesterday. The move is sure to reignite the boardroom battle at Arsenaland could upset the...

Portsmouth appoint new Chief Executive

Tue 13th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

David Lampitt, who is currently the head of integrity at the English Football Association, has been appointed the chief executive of Portsmouth. This appointment is in anticipation of when the club...

Red Knights step up their bid to buy Man Utd

Mon 12th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

More than 40 wealthy investors stand ready to put their money into the bid to buy Manchester United being planned by the Red Knights group of entrepreneurs as reported in the Observer newspaper. The...

Liverpool owners look set to announce sale of club this week

Mon 12th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It has been widely reported that Tom Hicks and George Gillett will officially announce plans to put Liverpool on sale this week. The Liverpool owners and managing director Christian Purslow are...

Peter Duffy named Chief Executive at Aldershot Town FC

Thu 8th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Aldershot Town Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Duffy as its new Chief Executive and member of the Board. Peter will be reporting to the Chairman, John Leppard. In his...

Tony Roach resigns as Histon chairman

Wed 7th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Histon chairman Tony Roach has resigned from his role after just five months in charge at the club. Roach took over at the Glass World Stadium in November following Gareth Baldwin's decision to step...

Mansfield Town chief executive Stewart Rickersey leaves club

Wed 7th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Mansfield Town has confirmed that chief executive Stewart Rickersey has left the club. A Stags spokesman said Rickersey and operations manager Sharon Rickersey left Field Mill after their positions...

Portsmouth look to new owner

Tue 6th Apr 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth could soon have a new owner after representatives of an investor interested in taking charge of the stricken club began the process of due diligence. Rob Lloyd, the businessman fronting the...

Fans takeover at Rangers supported by manager

Tue 30th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Rangers manager Walter Smith thinks the idea of a fans' takeover at the club deserves to be considered as reported by the BBC. Rangers Supporters' Trust confirmed it is working on an "exploratory...

Platini welcomes Labour's fans 'Right-to-Buy' plans

Tue 30th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Michel Platini, the President of UEFA has given his backing to planned government proposals that would give supporters a stake in their clubs, as the Conservatives revealed they were working on their...

Stan Kroenke increases his stake in Arsenal

Mon 29th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

American businessman Stan Kroenke has increased his stake in Arsenal and is now just 10 shares away of reaching a compulsory takeover bid. Arsenal's statement to London's Plus Market stock exchange on...

Fans could be given a 25% stake in clubs

Mon 29th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Labour are reported to be considering plans to give fans the right to own their clubs. Under the radical plans unveiled last night, supporters would be given the right to purchase a club ahead of...

Chainrai may stay on as Portsmouth owner.

Thu 25th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou has revealed that owner Balram Chainrai could stay at the club for the long term. Chainrai is the fourth owner of the Fratton Park outfit in what has been a...

CFU Ground Buy Back bid falls short

Wed 24th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The bold attempt by Cambridge Fans United to raise the money to buy back the Abbey Stadium for Cambridge United from owners Bideawhile before the option to sell to Grosvenor Developments takes effect...

Red Knights reject offer from two wealthy fans

Mon 22nd Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Two Manchester United 'Super Knights' are prepared to put in £500million each to force the Glazer family out of Old Trafford according to the Mail newspaper. The offer was made to the Red...

Former Crystal Palace Chairman to buy back the club

Mon 22nd Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Former Crystal Palace chairman Ron Noades will try to buy the club back in the summer. Noades, chairman for 17 years until 1998, wants to buy the ground, then make an offer to former owner and now...

Cambridge Fans United pass the £1,000,000 mark in their bid to repurchase the Abbey Stadium

Wed 17th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Cambridge Fans United’s bold scheme to buy-back The Abbey Stadium from Bideawhile for the benefit of the Club, fans and the wider community received a huge boost yesterday with news of a single...

Rhone Group in £110m bid for Liverpool FC

Mon 15th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It is understood that Liverpool have received their first serious offer to buy into the club after it was revealed that they are ready to open talks with the Rhône Group, a New York based...

Everton still searching for a billionaire!

Thu 11th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright revealed he is still hopeful there is a billionaire somewhere who wants to invest in the club in an interview with the Liverpool Echo. With manager David Moyes working...

NOMURA TO ADVISE RED KNIGHTS

Thu 11th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The battle for control of Manchester United has taken another twist following confirmation that a leading global investment bank has agreed to advise on a possible acquisition of the Old Trafford...

59% of Man Utd fans consider not renewing their season tickets

Wed 10th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Times reports that as many as two thirds of Manchester United fans are considering not renewing their season tickets next season. The study conducted by Virgin Money, seems to suggest that...

Red Knights will not 'over-pay' for United

Mon 8th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The ‘Red Knights’ consortium looking to buy Manchester United from the Glazer family has insisted it will not overpay for the club. It is understood that the Knights value United at up to...

Cambridge United fans bid to Buy Back the Abbey

Mon 8th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The Cambridge United Supporters’ Trust, Cambridge Fans United (CFU) has unveiled a bold plan to buy back the Abbey Stadium – for the whole community, and they’re asking for the whole...

Rangers FC confirm take over talks

Mon 8th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The board at Rangers Football Clubs has today released a statement via their website confirming it has entered talks regarding a take over of the club. In the statement, the board of Rangers Football...

Cardiff fans urged not to join in protest march

Fri 5th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Cardiff City today issued a statement to reassure fans of the clubs position after a fan placed an advert in a local paper calling for support in a march before Saturday’s game against...

Leeds owners ‘Fit and Proper’ but remain anonymous

Fri 5th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

After the Football League announced that the mysterious owners of Leeds United were ‘fit and proper’ politicians from the three main parties and football supporters' groups have united in...

Man Utd Chief Exec dismisses the Red Knights’ buyout plan

Thu 4th Mar 2010 | Clubs Ownership

David Gill, the Manchester United chief executive, yesterday dismissed the viability of the Red Knights’ plan to buy the club and launched a scathing personal attack on the credibility of the...

Briatore resigns from QPR

Wed 24th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Flavio Briatore is no longer the chairman of Queens Park Rangers Football Club. Briatore bought the club along with Bernie Ecclestone of Formula One fame in September 2000. Briatore and Ecclestone...

Keith Harris calls for man utd fan boycott

Tue 23rd Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Football finance expert Keith Harris has called for Manchester United fans to boycott matches as he plots a buy-out of the club according to football365.com. Harris, a United fan who has been involved...

Portsmouth Supporters Trust offered 10% stake in club

Mon 22nd Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth fans have given a cautious response to the offer of Sulaiman Al Fahim's 10% stake in the ailing club according to the BBC. It’s understood that Al Fahim quit as non-executive chairman...

Notts County takeover sees Eriksson leave.

Fri 12th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Notts County Football Club were officially taken over yesterday by Ray Trew, a former chairman of Lincoln City who is already promising a new era of austerity amid deepening financial troubles. The...

Notts Couty could be taken over

Thu 11th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It's understood that Notts County are on the verge of being taken over by a mystery group according to Skysports.com. The League Two club need new investment to pay off their debts after having been...

Virgin Boss Branson interested in Crystal Palace FC

Wed 10th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It’s been reported that Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson would be 'happy to look' at Crystal Palace after administrators took out an advert in the Financial Times in a bid to sell the club. The...

Crystal Palace for sale ad in FT

Tue 9th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

The administrators in charge of Crystal Palace have taken out an advert in Tuesday's Financial Times in a bid to sell the Coca-Cola Championship club. The P&A Partnership are offering buyers the...

Liverpool targeted by world's 7th richest man

Tue 9th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Liverpool emerged as a takeover target for the seventh-richest man in the world according to a report in The Times as the pressure mounts on Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr to cut a deal to sell the...

Portsmouth could have new owner for the 5th time

Mon 8th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Portsmouth Football Club could be welcoming their fifth owner of a turbulent season. Executive director Mark Jacob revealed that "two or three groups" have approached the board with the aim of taking...

Portsmouth taken over again!

Thu 4th Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

After a miserable start to the season, it is believed that Portsmouth FC have been taken over for the fourth time this season after Balram Chainrai, a Hong Kong businessman, was reported to have...

Lerner invests nearly £140m in Aston Villa

Mon 1st Feb 2010 | Clubs Ownership

It has been revealed that Aston Villa Football Club owner Randy Lerner has invested nearly £140 million in the club since taking over in 2006. Lerner bought the Premier League club for...

Man Utd fans plan buy out

Sun 31st Jan 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Keith Harris, the prominent football financier who brokered the sales of Chelsea to Roman Abramovich and Aston Villa to Randy Lerner, has been approached by a group of wealthy Manchester United fans...

Gold & Sullivan take over West Ham FC

Tue 19th Jan 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Former Birmingham City Football Club owners David Sullivan & David Gold annouced their take over of West Ham United Football Club at a press conference today. The news comes after Lotus F1 chief...

Tom Hicks Jnr Resigns as Director of Liverpool FC

Mon 11th Jan 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Tom Hicks Jr has resigned as a director of Liverpool following the furious reaction to the foul-mouthed e-mail he sent to a supporter. This morning Liverpool announced that Hicks had succumbed to the...

Abusive e-mail outrages Liverpool fans

Mon 11th Jan 2010 | Clubs Ownership

Tom Hicks Jr was under mounting pressure to resign from the Liverpool board last night according to The Times newspaper (11/01/2010). Hicks is said to have sent an offensive e-mail to a supporter and...