Derby County bidder Chris Kirchner pulled out of the race for the club and warned the administrators that they need to agree a deal within the next week or face ‘an impossible job’.
The wealthy American fumed when admins Quantuma failed to pick a preferred bidder yesterday and warned that Wayne Rooney‘s club was heading for a crisis.
Kirchner said: “This is done in December or going to be nearly impossible to find a buyer.
“Only getting worse as player contracts expire, club becomes much less valuable without the proper moves in January.
“If I didn’t see the potential and want the club I would have bailed long ago.
“Too messy, too many moving pieces, too much complexity for a normal investment I would make.
“I like the team, I like Wayne and I like the core of players and their grit to build around.”
Kirchner claims to have submitted an offer committing £60 million initially and blasted the admins for missing the deadline to accept it.
He revealed he had ‘very little engagement with them.’
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The American also denied talk of three interested parties and claimed there was only one other which he believes was short of his.
However Kirchner laid the bulk of the responsibility at the door of former owner Morris who walked away with the club badly in debt.
He said: “I do have issues with the [admin] delays and inability to keep deadlines. The only one to really blame for this situation is Mel Morris. Proper f*** job.”
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