Sky Blues directors could face prosecution over the club's accounts

Coventry City Football Club logo on the Ricoh Arena Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

The directors of Coventry City Football Club have been told they could face prosecution over the club's accounts.

Earlier this year the Sky Blues went into administration and had 25 points deducted. Companies House have confirmed to Coventry MP Bob Ainsworth that they've warned Sky Blues bosses that they may face legal proceedings, for not filing accounts on time.

In a letter to the MP a representative of Companies House stated:

In a statement regarding their accounts Coventry City Football Club blamed the administration process for the delay and stated that Arena Coventry Limited (ACL), the company that runs the Ricoh Stadium, may have put pressure on the club not to sign the accounts:

In response to these allegations ACL stated:

The revelation that Sky Blues directors may face criminal prosecution comes in the midst of the storm of anger from fans at the club's move from the Ricoh Arena to Sixfields Stadium in Northampton.