The end is nigh it seems. Takeovers take time, and for a while we’ve heard next to nothing, but this morning there was huge, tangible progress, that Ken Anderson had agreed a deal in principle to sell the club.
The identity of the prospective buyers weren’t disclosed in the official statement, but as mooted for weeks it looks to be headed up by Parminder Basran, with business figure Sharon Brittan and entrepreneur Jeff Thomas involved. Mark Warburton has been touted as a possible name on the football side of things, but this could be in a sporting director role, as he originally held at Brentford before replacing Uwe Rosler as manager there.
Due diligence has to be done and hopefully this means there aren’t any skeletons about to come tumbling out of the closet, but surely now we can look toward the future with some optimism. That immediate future may still be in League One, the managerial dice may or may not be rolled this season but there would have to be a good replacement.
People will talk about huge transfer kitties, and while that’s nice, what would do nicely would be a club run with a semblance of dignity and with a chance of recovering and progressing, and benefitting the wider community. Let’s hope they can deliver.