Preston Haskell ‘deadly serious’ on Coventry Takeover

April 8, 2013

Multi-millionaire Preston Haskell IV is ‘deadly serious’ about taking-over stricken League One club Coventry City.

The American property tycoon has been linked with a move for the club and he was at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday to watch the 1-1 draw with Brentford.

He attended with former vice-chairman Gary Hoffman and suspended life president Joe Elliot who make up the party looking to gain control.

Haskell told the Coventry Telegraph: “I’m deadly serious about doing this and want to get it done as soon as possible.”

Haskell’s group are keen to meet Paul Appleton, buy joint-administrator for Coventry City Football Club Limited as soon as possible.

Three members of supporters’ group the Sky blue Trust also held talks with Haskell. A statement from the trust said: “Mr Haskell gave a short outline of his plans to invest in Coventry City FC and the Ricoh Arena.

“He emphasised the importance of proper involvement of supporters in the ownership and running of the club and in transparent communications.”

Coventry have been in administration since last month and have been handed a ten-point penalty in the League, a punishment they have appealed against.