American businessman Chris Kirchner has reiterated his desire to buy Derby County, with the points deduction the club has been hit with not putting him off.
Many of you have been asking for an update since the news at the weekend— as I said in my letter this would be a long and complex process and it has proven to be exactly that and we knew there would be challenges with the club including additional points deduction which has not
— Chris Kirchner (@cskirchner) November 18, 2021
The Rams have been deducted a total of 21 points so far this season, meaning they are bottom of the league and 18 points from safety. Therefore, relegation to League One feels inevitable.
In the bigger picture though, a sale is the priority for Derby and Kirchner had been interested in doing a deal.
And, that remains the case, as he explained on Twitter in a lengthy post that his willingness to purchase the Rams is still there. Crucially, Kirchner also stated that the EFL are happy with the source of his income, which is one of the hurdles that’s needed to overcome the owners and directors test.
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As you would expect, this news went down very well with the Derby support, who are desperate for a new owner to come in. Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter to Kirchner’s message…
Brilliant Chris and thankyou for updating us it's tough for everyone but you will not be disappointed I have followed this great club for 53 yrs and my husband 60 yrs through thick and thin
We're in this together CHRIS
KEEP THE FAITH x
— Pat udall (@UdallJoyce) November 18, 2021
Great news, thanks Chris. A lot of Derby fans are seeing your takeover as the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel – I've just got everything crossed that we get there!
— Rob Wilcockson 🐏🇬🇧⚽🇩🇪🐏 (@Rob_BowWow) November 18, 2021
Thanks for that. Fans just want honest and accurate feedback. I wish you well with the rest of the process.
— SpeakyBlinder (@Wally_Tharg) November 18, 2021
Great to hear! Thanks for the updates, we’re not used to being communicated with!
— Mark Berry 💙 (@markberry) November 18, 2021
Thanks for the update.
— Darren Weightman (@dazw71) November 18, 2021
Thanks Chris, this update is appreciated.
— George (@click_richards) November 18, 2021
this kind of transparency is so refreshing
— Tom Woolley 🐦 (@tcwoolley) November 18, 2021