Wigan Athletic goes into administration four weeks after takeover: Sports lawyer questions EFL's rules

1 July 2020

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Photo: PA Images Wigan Athletic have become the first professional club in England to fall into administration during the Covid-19 crisis

Wigan will be handed a 12-point penalty by the EFL after the club announced they had entered administration.

It happens only four weeks after a Hong Kong-based consortium took over the Championship club. The club recorded a net loss of £9.2 million in their most recent annual accounts.

Sports lawyer raises doubt about the adequacy of EFL's rules and its ability to enforce them.

Mads Meisner Christensen mm@offthepitch.com

Wigan Athletic have gone into administration, becoming the first English professional club to succumb to the effects of the coronavirus lockdown.

The Latics have been struggling to manage their finances and say there was no alternative if they were to safeguard the club as the owners of the club refused to invest they money they have promissed. 

Paul Stanley, Gerald Krasner and Dean Watson from Begbies Taylor have been appointed as joint administrators of the club. 

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