Update for Supporters – 5 March 2021
Supporters Club News
WASC is delighted to see that the takeover has officially been completed.
This has been an unprecedented season for Wigan Athletic and the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club. Firstly with us being put in to administration, but also through the devastating restrictions the COVID19 pandemic landed on us.
Supporters Update 5/3/21
We are aware of speculation on social media regarding the position of the Bahraini group’s ongoing takeover bid for Wigan Athletic.
Over the course of this week (w/c 1st March) we have continued to stay in regular contact with the administrators and the EFL. We have been informed by the administrators that several interested parties remain at various different stages of talks regarding a takeover for the club.
On Thursday 4th March we spoke directly with a representative of the Bahraini group, and they have confirmed that they are continuing to work closely with the administrators with the aim of purchasing Wigan Athletic. They are at an advanced stage of negotiations and, based on our conversations, we remain optimistic that a successful conclusion can be reached.
We do however share all supporters’ concerns regarding the ongoing lack of clarity regarding timescales for completion. As such, we will continue to speak with the administrators, the EFL and the prospective purchasers in the coming days, and will continue to press for insight in terms of expected timings and next steps from all stakeholders. At the same time we are also working to advance to the final stages of planning regarding the structure and funding of the Supporters’ Solution, to ensure that this safeguard is ready to engage should the sale not be completed.
We will provide further updates as the process continues.
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