Derby takeover: US businessman Chris Kirchner keen on buying Championship club following administration | Football News

US businessman Chris Kirchner has announced his intention to buy Derby.

The Championship club entered administration in September and were handed a 12-point deduction by the English Football League.

Derby’s administrators, Quantuma, has confirmed several interested parties have submitted ‘serious’ bids for the club, while it has also appealed against the points deduction.

Kirchner – a 34-year-old who is the founder, owner and chief executive of, a global logistics company – has now revealed his plans to “rebuild Derby back into the proud club everyone deserves”.

In a letter to the club’s supporters released to the PA news agency, he said: “We don’t know each other yet, but we have two things in common: our love for the game of football and our desire to rebuild Derby County back into the proud club everyone deserves.

“My name is Chris Kirchner and I hope to see many of you soon – as this is my official announcement of my intention to work with the administrators to take Derby County Football Club out of administration.”

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