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Derby is not for sale: Ex-chairman's takeover bid dismissed as 'a farce'

13 Mar 2010 01:41:37

Derby is not for sale: Ex-chairman's takeover bid dismissed as 'a farce'

Derby's chief executive Tom Glick has branded a takeover bid from former chairman Peter Gadsby as 'a farce' and insisted the club is not for sale.   Gadsby has made a £37million offer for the club last night and claimed there is a lack of transparency surrounding the American owners of Derby.   Glick has questioned Gadsby's motives and said there was no chance of the club returning to the former bosses. He said: 'I have questions about the true intentions about this - the whole thing is a farce.   Rejected: Former Derby chairman Peter Gadsby (below) has launched an attempt to buy the Pride Park club but the present hierarchy appear unconvinced 'The club is not for sale and we are not interested in receiving any more bids. We do not appreciate the behaviour of the other party and the style in which this has been handled. 'It has been a distraction but we will not let this disrupt us. We are continuing to work to our plan, to run this club in a sensible way, to win promotion to the Premier League and to secure our position there.   'I don't think the facts stack up in Peter Gadsby's favour. We have sorted out the financial mess we inherited from him and have put the club on a sound financial footing.' Glick said Derby's debts had been cut from £32million when the international investment group General Sports and Entertainment took the club over in 2007 to £15million, which is the remaining mortgage on Pride Park.   'There is no secret about the identity of the owners - everyone knows who they are,' added Glick. 'It's frustrating to have this sort of distraction but we are not going to be deflected from our aims.'  Former Derby chairman Gadsby launches £37m Rams takeoverNottingham Forest and Derby fined £45,000 for fiery clash at Pride ParkReading 4 Derby 1: Robbie Savage ends up in goal for 10-man County


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