Former Portsmouth owner Vladimir Antonov jailed

Former Pompey owner Vladimir Antonov has been jailed.

By Will Rooney
Sunday, 17th March 2019, 1:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th March 2019, 3:11 pm
Vladimir Antonov. Picture:Steve Reid
Vladimir Antonov. Picture:Steve Reid

Antonov was arrested in April 2018 for stealing 2.2m euros from the Sovetsky bank along with several other bank executives.

He has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in a Russian prison. 

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The 43-year-old purchased Pompey in June 2011 and set out an ambitious five-year plan to transform the then-Championship club. 

However, Antonov’s reign lasted just five months and 28 days.

He quit as chairman on November 29 when his company CSI entered administration. 

The Football League also hit out at Antonov, claiming he misled officials during the takeover process.

Read Neil Allen’s previous column on Antonov’s tenure by clicking here.