BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Tahnoon Nimer has issued a statement saying he is still a director of Charlton Athletic – but will remove funding until he is able to make changes to the club’s hierarchy.
The Addicks had put a statement on their website saying that the Syrian businessman had resigned from the board with immediate effect.
But Nimer has used his Instagram account to spell out that he is not walking away – but wants to remove certain individuals from their posts at the Championship club.
His company – Panorama Magic General Contracting LLC – owns 65 per cent of the shares in Charlton Athletic Football Company.
“It is now clear that our interest and the current chairman’s [Matt Southall], with regards to the club’s future are different and irreconcilable,” said Nimer. “We have retained distinct legal counsel from that of the club’s and will shortly take the necessary measures to remove the persons responsible from the club and appoint a new chairman to lead the club.
“Until such time comes, Panorama will suspend any capital contribution and I will remain in my position as club director.”
Nimer has claimed that the club missed a deadline of March 4 to send back documentation which saw the EFL board impose a transfer embargo and “refuse an application to register a new player filed two weeks’ ago”.
“Our aim at Panorama was to give a full restart to Charlton Athletic on all sides,” said Nimer. “With the main goal of returning to the Premier League within the next three years.
“Our commitment to Charlton Athletic and all of the people behind this historic club, whether they are on the pitch, in the bleachers or in the terraces still stands and we are ready to honour it more than ever.
“For this reason, we have tried for the past week to reach an amicable solution regarding the club’s management until summer, thought an interim management, in order to achieve our short term objectives – lifting the transfer embargo and ensuring we have a fighting chance in the 2020-21 season.”
The South London Press has seen a letter from Nimer in which he states that he wants Claudiu Florica to take on the role of chief executive officer and run the club.
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