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Mansfield takeover deal reached

Mansfield Town
Mansfield Town - under new ownership

Mansfield Town is to be sold to a trio of local businessmen, bringing controversial owner Keith Haslam's 15-year spell in charge to an end.

Andy Perry, Andy Saunders and Steve Middleton have businesses in the town and are long-standing supporters.

Terms of the deal will be released on Friday, but solicitors acting for the consortium confirmed to BBC Radio Nottingham that a sale had been agreed.

A statement read: "We have a legally binding agreement to buy the club."

Andy Saunders told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It's a boyhood ambition having followed the Stags since 1966.

"There's a lot of hard work to do but I'm sure we can pull it off. We want to make the club community based and we want to see smiles on faces."

see also
Holland sure Stags will be sold
02 Jul 08 |  Mansfield
Blackpool complete Baptiste deal
01 Jul 08 |  Blackpool
Mansfield face Ebbsfleet opener
02 Jul 08 |  Non League

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