A consortium set to take control of financially troubled Swindon Town does not include controversial former Port Vale CEO Perry Deakin, the Swindon Advertiser claims.
Swindon are set to be taken over by a consortium led by Jed McCrory. McCrory acquired Banbury United last year as part of a bid by Ordicium Ltd, where his two partners were Martin King and Perry Deakin. However, the Advertiser says that “it understands Deakin is not involved in the takeover of Swindon Town.”
Deakin, one of the most controversial figures to be involved in Vale in the club’s long history, left the club in March 2012 after he was made redundant. Deakin is synonymous with the “MOLD” era (the initials of board members Miller, Oliver, Lloyd and Deakin) and was originally appointed as CEO by former chairman Bill Bratt.