Wigan Athletic have just one week to find a buyer before the August 31st deadline set by the joint administrators, or else they could face a similar fate to that of Bury FC last year.
The warning signs do not look good. The latest update from the club on 20.08.20 dismissed reports of a story published in the Sun newspaper regarding a potential takeover bid from US businessmen Randy Frankel and Michael Kalt.
The clubs statement read that “…no credible bid has been received from this organisation that would lead to the saving of the football club.”
On a more positive note, the update confirms that “Talks, however, are continuing with serious bidders with a view to bringing a successful sale to fruition.”
More bad news for the club came out yesterday regarding joint administrator Gerald Krasner, who is taking legal action over ‘a serious allegation’ which was made against him and his fellow Wigan Athletic administrators on social media on Sunday.
The Latics Supporters Club issued a tweet in response, “We would ask that fans please keep the faith that there is lots of work going on to support the survival of our football club”.
“Rumours & negative stories do not help the hard work that is happening.”
“We have already achieved so much by working TOGETHER.”
“Please let’s continue that!”
The club did, however, manage to play it’s first pre-season game on Saturday, suffering a 2-1 loss to Carlisle, in what was Leam Richardson’s first game and potentially last game in charge.
The club currently has no other friendly matches scheduled, according to their official website. This is with less than 2 weeks to go until their first game of the season, away to Fleetwood Town, in the Carabao Cup.
This will seem a lifetime away, however, as the August 31st deadline looms closer and closer.