Derby will find out their fate TODAY after crucial EFL meeting over proposed Chris Kirchner takeover
Derby will find out his fate TODAY after a crucial EFL meeting to decide whether US businessman Chris Kirchner is allowed to take control
- EFL meeting to discuss Chris Kirchner’s proposed Derby takeover takes place today
- The announcement will be made if the American gets the green light
- It was a disastrous period for Derby, who were relegated to Ligue 1
- Today’s meeting will be crucial for the hopes of the American businessman
Derby are set to find out today whether Chris Kirchner’s proposed takeover will be given the green light by the EFL.
An EFL meeting to discuss Kirchner’s deal will take place on Thursday with a view to deciding whether the businessman’s deal to save the Rams can go ahead.
Kirchner was named the club’s preferred bidder after a disastrous period which saw him go into administration, receive a points deduction and suffer relegation to Ligue 1.
American businessman Chris Kirchner (centre) will find out if he can take over at Derby
Sources say the EFL are worried about some elements of Kirchner’s proposals – but the league is willing to compromise to ensure the club doesn’t go to the wall.
It remains to be seen whether these initial concerns can be allayed in today’s talks.
Kirchner believes completing his takeover will be given the green light – but today’s meeting will prove crucial to the US businessman’s hopes of sealing the deal.
The club has been in administration since September and will play in Ligue 1 next season
If the EFL decides the proposals fall short, former Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is waiting in the wings to pounce.
Speaking last week, Derby boss Wayne Rooney said: “We know it’s about to be over.” I think it’s okay.
“Having seen the progress this week, I think there is a very high chance of that happening. I know that in seven to ten days there will be a big change.