Former Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says he has no interest in buying crisis club Wigan Athletic.
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About Norman Smurthwaite
The English businessman became owner of Port Vale Football Club in November 2012. He qualified as an engineer and built a successful business career and property portfolio before retiring at the age of 50.
He was part of the investment group, led by Paul Wildes, that took Port Vale out of administration in November 2012.
Following Wildes’ departure, he took over as chairman of Port Vale in 2013. He resigned as chairman following relegation back to League Two in 2016–17 before returning to the role in 2018.
Former Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has said he plans to sell Nuneaton Borough’s stadium, Liberty Way, in the next two months.
Port Vale owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan have responded to comments from former owner Norman Smurthwaite in the Nottingham press.
The Daily Mirror claims that former Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has made a bid for relegated Notts County.
Often controversial and certainly full of incident – here’s our account of the seven years association between Norman Smurthwaite and Port Vale FC.
Port Vale manager John Askey says that “everyone is on tenterhooks” about the proposed takeover of the club.
The Mirror says that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite is set to complete the sale of the club very soon.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says he has “no intention” of buying League Two rivals Notts County.
Striker and club captain Tom Pope says that owner Norman Smurthwaite’s threat to put the club into administration “raises all sorts of concerns” and his “worry is for the club itself.”
Port Vale’s controversial owner Norman Smurthwaite says an Asian Consortium is interested in buying the club.
OVF founder and editor Rob Fielding utterly condemns Norman Smurthwaite’s intentions to put the club into administration if an acceptable bid does not come forward.
Mark Porter, chairman of the Port Vale Supporters Club has called owner Norman Smurthwaite a “disgrace” after his extraordinary decision to put the club into administration if an acceptable buyer is not found.
Smurthwaite administration threat: Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says he will put the club into administration if a deal to sell the Valiants isn’t made by the 5th May.
Port Vale Supporters Club have announced a partnership with Blackpool Supporters Trust as efforts to change the club’s ownership continue.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has denied any interest in purchasing National League side Gateshead.
Rob Fielding hails the thousands appealing for change at the club but says this could be a long-term protest campaign.
Potential Port Vale owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan have told the Sentinel that they are still interested in buying the club.
The owners of Synectics Solutions Carol and Kevin Shanahan say they have the “skills” to take Port Vale forward.
In response to the news that Synectics Solutions have had a bid of £3.5m turned down, Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has issued a statement.
Local business Synectics Solutions have revealed they have had a £3.5m offer for Port Vale rejected.
OVF founder Rob Fielding says that the the club needs to be sold to a new owner and for that reason he is backing the Black and Gold protests.
The Black and Gold until it’s sold website, seen some seasons ago has been relaunched after supporter protests against current owner Norman Smurthwaite.