Wigan Warriors aim to buy troubled football neighbours Wigan Athletic


  • Rugby league club’s bid led by chairman Ian Lenagan
  • Championship team appeal against 12-point penalty

The rugby league club Wigan Warriors have announced their intention to buy their troubled neighbours Wigan Athletic. The Super League side, who share the DW Stadium with the Championship team, plan to bid to purchase the football club, who were placed into administration last week.

The Warriors’ bid is being led by their chairman, Ian Lenagan, a former chairman of the English Football League, and has the local council’s backing. “We strongly believe that Wigan Athletic is better being locally owned,” the Warriors’ statement said. “As sustainability and ownership of the stadium is equally important to both clubs, we are currently working with our longstanding advisers KPMG and talking to external parties.

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Written by Aaron Bower
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jul/07/wigan-warriors-aim-to-buy-troubled-football-neighbours-wigan-athletic-rugby-league under the title “Wigan Warriors aim to buy troubled football neighbours Wigan Athletic”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.