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Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan outlines plan for potential new ownership of the club

Wigan owner Ian Lenagan held a fans’ forum earlier this week where he, along with Kris Radlinski, discussed the management and future of the Warriors club.

Among those topics talked about was the future of Wigan – for example, the plans for further down the line when Lenagan decides to retire.

“Mike Danson has 25% of the shares in Wigan. I sold him those shares, probably a year and a half ago,” Lenagan said.

“Mike Danson is a very private man. He doesn’t want to appear anywhere. He is a Wigan fan of many long years standing who happens to be well off and wants to support his Club as much as he can. He doesn’t want to be involved in running it.

“But we, the Lenagan family have 75% of the shares. Why is Mike there? Mike is there along with another man called Darryl Eales who you might not know but has 5% of my 75% though I control it.

“And those two people are there for a succession at some time in 5 or 10 years’ time, if it’s necessary.

“I would like in the next 10, 20 years that Wigan carries on being owned by and run by the Lenagan family, but you have to have provision just in case. What happens if something goes wrong?”

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