Robins takeover completed

  • Last Updated: February 21 2013, 16:16 GMT

Swindon's takeover by a local consortium has been completed after receiving clearance from the Football League.

The takeover of Swindon Town has been completed

The approval brings to an end weeks of uncertainty at The County Ground and means Seebeck 87 Limited, a company backed by a consortium headed by Jed McCrory, are now in full control of the Robins, who are managerless after Paolo Di Canio's departure on Monday.

"This is a tremendously exciting time to be taking charge of Swindon Town Football Club," McCrory, now the club's new chairman, told their official website.

"We are aware of the responsibilities we face taking custody of a club with the heritage of Swindon and we take these responsibilities very seriously.

"We will do everything possible to ensure the sustainable long-term future of this fantastic football club.

"On behalf of my fellow directors and football fans, I am delighted to announce this agreement, and I look forward to seeing many of the fans at The County Ground through the rest of the season, one that I hope will bring Championship football back to Swindon."

McCrory will chair the club's board, which includes new members Gary Hooper, Steve Murrall and Callum Rice while Nick Watkins is retained.

Sir William Patey, outgoing chairman said: "Andrew Black and the outgoing board leave Swindon as leaders of League One, with a good chance of back to back promotions to the Championship.

"I have greatly enjoyed my brief but demanding tenure as chairman and look forward to enjoying Swindon's achievements in the future. I wish the fans, players, management and new owners every success."

Swindon will be managed by first-team regulars Tommy Miller and Darren Ward against Preston this weekend following Di Canio's resignation.


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