EFL 'pleased' at Wigan Athletic takeover resolution

The EFL have wished Wigan Athletic's new owners 'very best of luck' following the takeover - after 'a challenging and difficult period for everyone connected' to the club.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 8:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 8:58 pm
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Latics were docked 12 points by the governing body after being placed into administration on July 1 last year - which cost them their place in the Championship.

Nine months down the line, and with Latics in the League One relegation zone with nine games to go, the club has a chance to build again under 'Phoenix 2021 Limited'.

"Following the completion of the transfer of assets to Phoenix 21 alongside the new ownership and management team meeting the requirements of EFL Regulations, the club is no longer in administration and the notice of withdrawal, issued as per the EFL’s insolvency policy, has been cancelled," read an EFL statement.

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EFL CEO Trevor Birch said: “This has undoubtedly been a challenging and difficult period for everyone connected to Wigan Athletic, particularly the management, players and staff who have had to endure the uncertain circumstances associated with going into administration during a global pandemic.

“We are pleased that matters have been finally resolved for the club, its fanbase and the local Wigan community who can now look to the future with a renewed sense of optimism.

“Everyone at the EFL wishes the new ownership the very best of luck and looks forward to working with them for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign and beyond.”

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