Bahrainis: 'We will earn trust of Wigan Athletic fans'
Wigan Athletic's new Bahraini owners have pledged to 'earn the trust' of a fanbase that's been to hell and back over the past nine months.
As revealed by Wigan Today over the weekend, the Bahrain-based consortium have secured the purchase of the club, which was placed into administration by the previous owners on July 1 last year.
It is anticipated the EFL Board approval and all other ownership-transferral matters will be formally completed by the end of the month at the latest.
“I am delighted we have been successful in our negotiations with the administrators and that we are now able to help restore pride and belief with everyone associated with the club," said Talal Al-Hammad, the incoming chairman of Wigan Athletic on behalf of the board.
“To Latics fans everywhere, we can only guess at the amount of hurt and distress you have felt since the club entered administration and it is now our focus to stabilise its future and to illustrate why we believe we are the best ownership group for the club. We know we will have to earn your trust through actions rather than words.
“The support and assistance we have received from Caroline Molyneux at the Supporters Club, David Molyneux and Alison McKenzie-Folan at Wigan Council and all their colleagues, has been outstanding and extremely encouraging for the club’s future, which is one that we wholeheartedly share and are excited about.”