Leeds fight winding-up order

Leeds United owners GFH Capital have confirmed they are 'vigorously' contesting a winding-up petition against the club.

Last Updated: 05/02/14 at 13:42 Post Comment

Elland Road: Leeds contesting winding-up petition

Elland Road: Leeds contesting winding-up petition

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Shirt sponsors Enterprise Insurance have filed the petition in the High Court over an alleged unpaid debt.

Enterprise's managing director Andrew Flowers was part of the Sport Capital consortium that saw their attempt to take over the Sky Bet Championship club collapse last week.

According to the Financial Times the petition was filed on January 29, the day after Sport Capital's bid fell through. The case is due to be heard in March.

Italian Massimo Cellino has since agreed to buy a 75 per cent stake in the club, subject to the deal being approved, although there are reports Sport Capital could return to the bidding process.

A statement from GFH Capital on the Leeds official website read: "The winding up petition issued by Enterprise Insurance, a sponsor whose managing director, Andrew Flowers, claims to support the club, is misconceived and an abuse of legal process.

"It is being vigorously contested by the club's lawyers.

"Under the ownership of GFH Capital, Leeds United has always met its financial obligations and it will continue to do so."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Championship: Fulham owner Shahid Khan names five-man search party for new manager

Danny Murphy, Brian McBride, and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn will help Fulham's search for their new manager.

Manchester United confirm Ander Herrera has suffered a broken rib

Manchester United have confirmed that Ander Herrera suffered a fractured rib against West Ham on Saturday.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud's new contract is 'done deal'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says a new contract for French striker Olivier Giroud is a 'done deal'.

Mail Box

#Usingfootballersnamesineverydaylife

We have the last of these as well as mails on Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, QPR, Arsenal's injuries and more. It's a mailbox that's Alonso rather than Rafael, if you will...

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property