By Mark T Connor • 01 July 2020 • 14:47
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Wigan are the first English club to fall into administration since the onset of COVID-19.
Paul Stanley, Gerald Krasner and Dean Watson of Begbies Traynor are now joint administrators of the Latics, who had eight seasons in the Premier League before they were relegated in 2013, they won the FA cup the same year.
“Obviously the suspension of the Championship season due to Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the recent fortunes of the club.
Wigan were owned by the Whelan family until 2018 before being taken over by Hong Kong-based International Entertainment Corporation.
The club’s ownership changed hands for the second time in two years when they were taken over by a Hong Kong-based consortium headed by Au Yeung in June.
The standard penalty for an EFL club entering administration is 12 points, which, if applied, would drop Wigan to the bottom of the standings.
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