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Luton Town FC enters administration

Luton Town appoints football insolvency expert Brendan Guilfoyle as joint administrator

Administrators have been appointed at troubled football club Luton Town.

It has been a bad week for the club, entering into insolvency proceedings
just days after the club’s former directors were
charged by the FA
relating to rule-breaking deals over player
contracts.

Experienced football insolvency expert Brendan Guilfoyle, of the P&A
Partnership, was one of three administrators appointed to the club.

The appointments were made after the club’s finance director said the club
could not continue due to its decreasing income and escalating liabilities.

Guilfoyle will lead the search for buyers for the club.

‘The survival of this historic club will depend on finding a purchaser. We
will do everything we can to find such a buyer,’ said Guilfoyle.

The administration is not affected by the charges standing against the club
and its former directors, he added.

But the club has been deducted ten points under League One rules, which
currently puts it into the relegation zone.

Guilfoyle worked alongside Ernst & Young’s Garry Wilson (now of Endless)
at Leeds United, rescuing the club from its first insolvency, which culminated
in the club paying off its creditors back in 2005.

Further reading:

Leeds United clears its
debts

Overview: Luton Town FC’s former FD
under investigation

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