Rothwell family announced as new owners at Oldham Athletic

Date published: 28 July 2022

Oldham Athletic have confirmed that Frank Rothwell, the Oldham-based owner and founder of Manchester Cabins, is the new chairman of the club, as the Rothwell family take over.

We are continuing coverage from the press conference, with more detail on the way

A statement from the club said:

Following the conclusion of negotiations with Abdallah Lemsagam and Simon Blitz, the sale of Oldham Athletic AFC can now be confirmed.

We are also at an advanced stage to purchase Boundary Park stadium, hopefully within the course of the next week.

Headed by our by our new chairman, Frank Rothwell, the Oldham-based owner and founder of Manchester Cabins which has long-standing local ties, the deal will ensure that the club and stadium will be consolidated under one ownership.

This is a significant and hugely exciting development in the proud history of Oldham Athletic and ensures the club can now approach the new season and beyond with a genuine sense of anticipation.

The necessary Owners and Directors Test has been passed and the sale will be ratified by the relevant football authorities.

The Rothwell family has this afternoon met with representatives from supporter groups and look forward to engaging further with fans to share their vision for the future.

The Rothwell family would like to place on record their thanks to their financial due diligence advisors RSM and legal due diligence advisors from Knights PLC.

The club and the Rothwell family would like to recognise the efforts of both of the selling parties in their co-operation throughout the process, and also thank supporters, community and Council and the other parties involved in the transactions for their patience and assistance.

More detail to follow

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