Andronikou wishes Pompey all the best

Andrew Andronikou
Andrew Andronikou
Wes Thomas scores for Oxford against Pompey earlier this season. Picture: Joe Pepler

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ANDREW Andronikou wished Pompey ‘the very best’ for the future after losing out as the club’s administrator.

But Mr Andronikou, who works for UHY Hacker Young – administrators of Pompey’s parent company Convers Sports Initiatives – claims some large creditors will oppose PKF’s appointment as Pompey’s administrators in the short-term.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs yesterday challenged the appointment of Mr Andronikou on the grounds it would be a conflict of interest and not in the best interests of Portsmouth taxpayers.

Mr Justice Alastair Norris appointed PKF as administrators instead.

Mr Andronikou said: ‘The club’s immediate future is at least secure.

‘We wish the club the very best and hope a new purchaser comes forward to bring the stability the club deserves.’

He added: ‘I am aware that a number of large creditors will be making an appeal to have PKF removed in the short term.

‘As far as UHY is concerned, we have always acted in the best interests of the club and had opened up, over the past few months, a number of dialogues with various parties, which we should have been allowed to bring to fruition.

‘Nothwithstanding we will always be here to support the club going forward.’