Oldham Athletic owner Simon Corney prepared to sell

Admits League One club underestimated the fury drawn to potential Ched Evans signing

The Oldham Athletic owner, Simon Corney, is prepared to sell the club just days after they decided against signing Ched Evans, saying "enough is enough" after 12 years in charge of the League One side.

Corney told the Oldham Evening Chronicle: “I’ve had enough and it’s no secret. Where does it all end, in 15 or 20 years’ time? I’ve been here for 12 years and I just don’t have the same interest any more. I love the club and love the game but enough is enough.

“I would like to find a buyer. Hopefully it will be a lot more sellable with a new stand there. And I would want it to go to the right person.”

Corney, who is based in the US but will be at Oldham’s games against Fleetwood and Rochdale in the next week, insists that the Evans issue has come to a close but admitted the club underestimated the fury drawn to the potential signing of the convicted rapist.


“I’m completely over it,” he added. “It came and it went, that was it. I was over here when it was all going on and it grew to be a lot bigger than I thought. But once the answer became a no, that was that. I still think the right thing would have been to take him, I really do. But in the end it wasn’t to be. We underestimated the attention and fury.”