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The new owners of Swindon Town Football Club have talked about their plans for the Wiltshire club.
It was only last week the deal was approved by the Football League, meaning the club now has the green light to move forward.
Chairman Jed McCrory says the aim is to 'get promotion and keep going forward':
The new owners of Swindon Town Football Club will be speaking for the first time today.
They're holding a press conference to announce their plans for the club. One of the first jobs will be to appoint a new manager following Paolo Di Canio's resignation last week.
Darren Ward and Tommy Miller have been appointed caretaker managers at Swindon Town to oversee preparation for the game against Preston North End on Saturday. Former manager Paolo Di Canio left the club on Monday, followed by assistant manager Fabrizio Picaretta.
The Club was sold today, and some board members have been replaced including chairman Sir William Patey. The new chairman is Jed McCrory. In a statement on their website, the new board say they are now looking for a 'top class' manager to replace Di Canio.
– Swindon Town Football Club
The Board are disappointed that Paolo Di Canio has made the decision to resign at such a critical time for Swindon Town Football Club. We are also disappointed that the sale of the Club has yet to be approved, but we hope the outstanding issues with the Football League will be resolved within a short period of time.
It is worth noting that Matt Ritchie was sold due to the tremendous financial pressure the Club is facing and in order to continue operating whilst the sale of the Club went through.
– Swindon Town Football Club
We understand the prospective new owners had reached agreement with Paolo Di Canio on bringing in loan players to strengthen the squad for a final push for the Championship.
Until the situation has been resolved, Fabrizio Piccareta will be in temporary charge of the team as we travel to Tranmere Rovers tomorrow, where a win would see Swindon become leaders of League One. The Board shares the fans' tremendous frustration at the events of the last few weeks and is determined to resolve these issues to ensure the best outcome for the Club.
Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio has resigned. After less than 2 years in charge, the Italian led Swindon to promotion last season, and they're sixth in the League One table tonight.
But Di Canio says he's disillusioned with events off the pitch, with a star player sold without his knowledge, and the delay of a takeover leaving the club in limbo.
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Last week Paolo said "We were assured that Matt Ritchie was going nowhere and money would be made available for the squad to be strengthened. Within an hour I received a phone call from Matt Ritchie telling me that the club had agreed to sell him."
Paolo Di Canio has resigned manager of Swindon. He says his position had become 'untenable'. More shortly.