Wigan Athletic's own 'Phoenix' from the flames!

Wigan Athletic's Bahrain takeover has taken a step nearer to fruition with the setting up of the new holding company - Phoenix 2021 Limited.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 2:58 pm
Mal Brannigan, with Nigel Clough, during their time together at Sheffield United

According to documents lodged at Companies House, the proposed board will include Richard Bramwell, Mal Brannigan, Oliver Gottman, Thomas Markham and Talal Mubarak Al Hammad, who would serve as chairman.

Abdulrahman Aljasmi Ubo is also listed as a 'person with significant control'.

Born in March 1962, he is a Bahrani national whose correspondence address is listed in Gibraltar.

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Brannigan will provide much of the football knowledge and experience, having held senior management roles at Hull City, Coventry City, Derby County, Sheffield United, Everton, Dundalk and, most recently, Dundee United.

Bramwell is Latics' long-time Finance Director, having joined the club in 2013.

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