Hardy confirms Notts County takeover
Alan Hardy has finally taken control of Notts County after days of tense negotiations.
Hardy confirmed this lunchtime that his legal team has resolved the issues surrounding an outstanding £1.5m loan owed to the trustees of the Haydn Green Estate.
Earlier today Hardy said he would know one way or the other whether his takeover bid – thought to be worth in the region of £5m – would go through by noon today. Just after midday he tweeted:
Finally got there guys, thank you for all your tremendous support! Now let’s get this Club back where it belongs! New World starts today! https://t.co/DwOb6L807P
— Alan Hardy (@Bigalanh5) January 11, 2017
The sale of Notts County has taken previous owner and chairman Ray Trew nearly a year to complete with many false starts and dead ends. Pies fans will be relieved the immediate future of their club is safe.
Hardy takes control of the Magpies just days before their crucial local derby with Mansfield Town. The Club are currently just one place and one point outside of the Football League trapdoor places in League Two after losing their last ten games.