All change at Swindon Town

New Swindon Town owners, Seebeck 87 Ltd - a consortium headed by Jed McCrory - have announced their plans for the club.

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Chairman: Di Canio 'walked out' on players and fans

Outgoing Swindon Town chairman Sir William Patey has issued this frank statement as the club is sold to Seebeck 87 Ltd. It follows the departure of manager Paolo Di Canio, who 'walked out on the Club, its players and its fans', according to Sir William.

Andrew Black and the outgoing board leave Swindon as leaders of League One, with a good chance of back to back promotions to the Championship. The quality of our squad is the legacy of the very considerable investment that has been made....We have comprehensively accomplished Andrew's key objective of passing the Club onto the new owners in a good state of health.

Despite the manager walking out on the Club, its players and its fans before a vital game, Tuesday night saw a wonderful performance from the team under incredibly difficult circumstances.

– Sir William Patey, outgoing chairman of Swindon Town Football Club

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