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'A day I'll never forget' - Kirchner set to officially take over Derby


Chris Kirchner is set to officially become the new owner of Derby County Football Club after exchanging contracts for the sale of the club with administrators Quantuma.

In a statement early on Tuesday, Quantuma said the sale is targeted to be complete by May 31.

"The joint administrators can confirm that they have exchanged contracts for the sale of the business and assets of The Club with preferred bidder, Chris Kirchner," a spokesperson for Quantuma said.

"In addition, the joint administrators can confirm that in the interim period between exchange and completion, funding for The Club is being provided by Mr Kirchner, in a demonstration of his ongoing commitment to securing the long-term future of The Club.

"The exchanging of contracts is conditional on the sale of the stadium, EFL approval and receiving secured creditor consent.

The period of time between exchange and completion will allow the joint administrators and all relevant stakeholders the time required to work together to meet the conditions required to complete this very complex transaction.

"The joint administrators would like to express their thanks, to all relevant stakeholders for their co-operation and work, towards achieving a successful completion."

Writing on Twitter, Mr Kirchner said he did not "anticipate any issues" in seeing the sale through as he called it a "day I'll never forget

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