Notts County on hunt for finance boss

Notts County, which owner Alan Hardy says is on the brink of being sold, is advertising for a financial controller.

The Magpies were relegated to the National League this season and have relinqshed their title as World’s Oldest Football League Club to rivals Nottingham Forest.

The job description for the new finance chief role reads: “The financial controller’s role at Notts County Football Club is a senior and integral role to ensure the financial, strategic and operational running of the Club.

“With overall responsibility and autonomy for the Club’s financial platform, our Financial Controller will also be responsible for managing and leading on our payroll requirements and producing accurate and timely management accounts. ”

Notts County face a winding up order over unpaid HMRC bills that amount to £200,000.

Last week, reports in the national press suggested that London property developers could be the new owners of Notts County.

The Mirror says that owner Alan Hardy is looking for £5m for the Magpies, who were relegated to non-league football for the first time in their 157-year history after defeat against Swindon Town.

The reports say that a consortium headed by Alex May and ex-professional footballer Tony Kenworthy are in the running to take over at Meadow Lane.