EFL through first interview with Charltons new owners - manager had crucial talk to key-person

13 December 2019

Photo: Getty Images A fan checks his phone outside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town at The Valley on December 10, 2019 in London, England.

EFL had interview with three persons representing the new owners. The Abi Dhabi-fund is now waiting for feedback from the EFL.

Lee Bowyer holds talks with Matt Southall, the ex-football agent fronting new owners East Street Investments.

Takeover by ESI’s majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer may signal further investment ambitions in London, says Professor Simon Chadwick.

Charlton’s prospective new owners are edging closer to taking control of the club.

The Football League held interviews this week with the three officials from East Street Investments (ESI), the company bidding to buy the Championship club from Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet.

Offthepitch.com understands that the EFL talked with Abu Dhabi businessman Tahnoon Nimer, majority shareholder in the deal, along with former football agent Matt Southall, who fronts the group and would become chairman, and British businessman Jonathan Heller.

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