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Wigan Athletic FC enter administration

Walker Morris sports lawyers appointed

Championship football side Wigan Athletic Football Club and its group have entered into administration this morning.

Walker Morris’ Sports and Restructuring Team have been instructed to advise Gerald Krasner, Dean Watson and Paul Stanley of Begbies Traynor as joint administrators of the Club and its group.

Gerald Krasner said:

“Our immediate objectives are to ensure the club completes all its fixtures this season and to urgently find interested parties to save Wigan Athletic FC and the jobs of the people who work for the club.

 “Obviously the suspension of the Championship season due to Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the recent fortunes of the club.

“Wigan Athletic has been a focal point and source of pride for the town since 1932 and anyone who is interested in buying this historic sporting institution should contact the joint administrators directly.”

Walker Morris will be working closely with the administrators to achieve their objectives to finish the season and find an appropriate buyer.

Recognised nationally by independent guides to the legal profession, the Walker Morris Sports Law Team has a long history of successfully supporting Football Clubs and Administrators in acquisitions. Over the past few years the Team has advised on numerous sales and purchases of Clubs including advising Dagenham & Redbridge FC, Leyton Orient FC, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium), Reading FC and Nottingham Forest FC.

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