Ashley Carson, Club Director and Company Secretary has revealed at the Annual General Meeting that the club’s majority shareholder, Dave Allen, is looking to sell the club.
This news comes after recent staff changes off the pitch in Chesterfield, as Chris Turner has made the switch from position of Chief Executive to Director of Football. Following this, Sally Swain, continuing as the Club’s Football Secretary, has picked up the role of Head of Operations.
Carson has revealed that no firm bids have been received for sale of the club, which comes with a £15m price tag. He has also publicised the debts of the Derbyshire club, saying that players could have to be sold ‘to keep things going into another year’.
Things aren’t looking good for The Spireites. They sit second bottom of the League 1 table, and their only win in recent times was a win against the only team that are below them – Coventry City. Their last game, at home, they even lost to 10-man Oldham. SkyBet have the club at 2/7 for the drop.
Could these ‘behind-the-scenes’ distractions be a contributing factor to Chesterfield’s poor performances on the pitch this season?