Major shareholder admits future of Livi lies squarely in the hands of chairman
THE future of Livingston Football Club is in Angelo Massone’s hands admits Ged Nixon as the club teeter on the brink of oblivion.
However, Nixon, who is a major shareholder in the club as well as spokesperson of supporters trust Livi For Life, has revealed there is cash in place to safeguard the future of the Almondvale club but only if chairman Massone sells up now.
As the Courier went to press the Italian had missed a 12pm deadline (Wednesday) set by administrators to accept £25,000 for his shares and walk away - or see the club slide into liquidation.
And Nixon has revealed his frustration at seeing the survival of the club he loves in the hands of a man who he reckons is acting spitefully and not in the interest of the club or its fans.
He said: “The disposal of Angelo’s shares are completely in his hands and outwith all of our control.
“Ultimately it is his decision which will dictate the future of Livingston Football Club
“I believe we are well down the road to getting things worked out with some of the creditors.
“Of course, there will be some goodwill required from most of them but we are in a position where we can put money on the table to take things forward.
“It was always going to come down to this and we have always seen this day coming.
“The Trust was formed to assist the club on an ongoing basis and their position has been accelerated by events.
“It was always going to be dependant on Angelo putting his hands up and admitting he had taken things as far as he could.
“All we are pleading for is Angelo to do the thing he always said he would do and that is the best for Livingston FC.”
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