Lee Energy has informed talkSPORT that Swindon City will ‘positively survive’ as he assured followers of the membership’s future amid their monetary struggles.
The Robins proprietor says he’ll switch his remaining shares to minority shareholder Clem Morfuni as soon as EFL approval is given and Axis match the £200,000 asking worth.
Swindon, who have been topped League Two champions just a little greater than a yr in the past, are in freefall as a result of their monetary struggles, with Energy admitting again in February the membership was on the point of chapter.
The relegated staff, ending 23rd in League One final season, continues to be with no supervisor after former Colchester boss John McGreal and his assistant left in June inside a month of their appointment, stating their positions have been untenable.
Morfuni has been making an attempt to purchase the membership and has the backing of the supporters’ belief. He’s a minority shareholder who owns a 15% stake in Swindon’s holding firm, Swinton Reds, and owns the constructing providers contractor Axis.
In a wide-ranging interview with talkSPORT on Friday, Energy mentioned he was not ready to fund the League Two facet anymore and insisted there was a couple of celebration ought to a cope with Axis fall via.
“It should positively survive,” Energy informed White and Jordan.
“There’s one other celebration keen to step in and take over if Axis don’t move the varied exams the EFL have been asking.
“It’s a kind of conditions that must be resolved sooner somewhat than later, just because the soccer season is across the nook and we have to get a staff on the pitch.”
The 49-year-old confirmed he was promoting the membership for simply £200,000, having unsuccessfully tried to promote his shares to Ready Firm Swindon LLC 18 months in the past for £7.5million.
On the present state of play, Energy mentioned: “The court docket made an order and I’m abiding by that court docket order and I’m positive Clem will as soon as he’s overcome these hurdles he’s having for the time being.
“What my concern is, and I’ve been on to the EFL this week and final week, purely from a monetary facet and I consider there may be some hurdles for him to beat.
“I don’t consider the proof of funds are there essentially, however that’s for the EFL to cope with and that’s why that is dragging on.”
Comparisons have additionally been made with Swindon’s present state of affairs and Bury’s earlier unhappy demise, claims which Energy denies.
“I believe it’s a totally totally different state of affairs and that’s what’s fairly annoying.
“I funded this membership for eight years and clearly there’s one other court docket battle happening within the background.
“Simon might be conscious that any soccer proprietor seeks funding or funds whether or not it’s from a financial institution, funding funds or totally different sources.
“Finally I took on that accountability and I funded this soccer membership.
“I attempted to promote the soccer membership since we obtained promoted and it didn’t work out and I’ve been compelled to promote it to Axis.”
On his relationship with supporters and the native press, he added: “It’s a irritating state of affairs. I don’t go on social media and I don’t cope with the native press.
“Clearly like quite a lot of supporters they’re cheering for his or her membership, I perceive that as they’re anxious concerning the membership and the season is beginning.
“There’s solely a small quantity of gamers and the supervisor left, the CEO left, the Groundsman left.
“And that was all due to the brand new folks coming in went on podcasts and each different media platforms to inform them they’d obtained all these new positions crammed.
“It’s fairly absurd actually, however unsurprising as I don’t get on with the native newspaper or the Supporters’ Belief, it’s will get run via social media that I’m holding it up.
“It’s fairly clear this will’t occur till Clem passes these exams and as soon as that occurs and so they clearly carry out the court docket order the shares clearly get transferred immediately.”