Jeune: No issues with Ladak

Ritchie Jeune (left) is confident a transfer of shares to new owners at Kettering Town can be done with few problems
Ritchie Jeune (left) is confident a transfer of shares to new owners at Kettering Town can be done with few problems

Ritchie Jeune believes an eventual transfer of shares from Imraan Ladak to whoever the new owners of Kettering Town are will still happen with few problems.

Jeune is one of at least four prospective new directors of the Poppies as they look to stabilise the club after the recent financial crisis it was plunged into at the end of Ladak’s reign.

A deal had previous been agreed with George Rolls, who has now been banned from football activity for five years after being found guilty of over 3,000 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules.

Kettering Town (Poppies) Supporters Trust chairman Mark Severn and treasurer Michael Quinn are, like Jeune, awaiting the results of the FA’s fit and proper persons test before they can officially become directors, although they have continued to run the club as it prepares for a new life in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

As it stands, Ladak remains the majority shareholder and he was a surprise visitors to Nene Park last weekend for the 0-0 friendly draw with Milton Keynes Dons - his hometown club.

But Jeune said: “Imraan was at the game last weekend as an invited guest of MK Dons and that is something we have no issue with.

“Obviously a deal had previously been done with George but I don’t see what has happened having a major impact.

“What we must do is get a new board of directors in place so that we can push things forward.”

See the full interview with Ritchie Jeune in this week’s Northamptonshire Telegraph