Jeune declares himself “out” of Kettering Town

Ritchie Jeune
Ritchie Jeune

Ritchie Jeune has taken to twitter to rule himself out of becoming the new owner of Kettering Town.

The future of the Poppies has again been thrown into doubt over the past few weeks with majority shareholder Imraan Ladak now being the only remaining director at Nene Park.

Jeune had been appointed as interim chairman but was removed from the post by the club’s shareholders while another director Gary Graham also resigned with the Kettering Town (Poppies) Supporters Trust stepping back from their role of helping to run the club.

Jeune had previously revealed his plan to help the Poppies out of financial crisis was to organise a groundshare at Corby Town while beginning a new search for a home within Kettering.

However, Ladak confirmed there was “no legal exit” from the lease at Nene Park.

Ladak also revealed that a bid from a mystery person or perons has been made to purchase the Nene Park stadium and that the offer is currently being considered.

But Jeune now appears to have ruled himself out of a return to Kettering.

On twitter, he wrote: “Hope that #KTFC can find away out of this mess and that a new owner is in place soon. As they say in dragons den I’m out.”

And when questioned by Northants Telegraph sports reporter Jon Dunham on the social networking site, Jeune added: “After the lies that are being told by the current owner and the heir apparent I would not throw my hat in that ring.”

The Poppies are due to play their FA Cup first qualifying round replay against Wisbech Town at Nene Park on Tuesday night.

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