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Ridsdale offered full time role amid Plymouth takeover

Current acting Chairman, Peter Ridsdale, has been offered a full time role to run Plymouth Argyle football club. Ridsdale has been involved with the club since last November to help advise over the financial problems within the club.

The club is on the verge of a takeover by an Irish consortium and have identified Ridsdale as the man to deal with the day to day running of the club. The Irish consortium have apparently given the clubs admi­nis­trators a six figure sum in return for exclusivity over the deal.

Peter Ridsdale said: "This is not a transaction that I sought or contemplated but, if it is the only route to guarantee a future for Plymouth Argyle Rugby Club, it is a route that I am prepared to take.

"In recognising the importance of this football club to its supporters and the community at large, I will take immediate steps to meet with all stakeholders to discuss the way forward.

"There is still much work to be done to even make this structure work and I will be spending all my time and energy to ensure a successful outcome."


Taz Mannan

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