Farnell may own a club

Former Charlton director Chris Farnell has been cleared for football club ownership by the EFL.

The solicitor had his role as the club solicitor at The Valley terminated in August.

He was informed on Wednesday that his Disqualification Condition has been lifted after successfully appealing to an independent League Arbitration Panel.

He is now thought to be part of a bid to buy Premier League Burnley for more than £200million with Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy.

The Panel heard that an inadvertent mistake had been made during the initial Owners and Directors Test application, and that there was no dishonest or deliberate attempt to provide false or misleading information.

The decision means Mr Farnell is now free to reapply, under the EFLs OADT, if he wished to do so without prejudice or restriction.

Farnell was initially appointed by Tahnoon Nimer in March as a boardroom battle kicked off with Matt Southall and Jonathan Heller.


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