Mel Morris


Derby County: Chris Kirchner and Mel Morris at 'impasse' over Pride Park sale

Chris Kirchner has held talks with former Derby County owner Mel Morris to try and facilitate the purchase of their Pride Park stadium. US businessman Kirchner is the preferred bidder to take over the relegated Championship club. The Rams were placed in administration last September and the ground issue is...
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Wayne Rooney hopes Mel Morris loses sleep after Derby relegation

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney says he hopes former owner Mel Morris loses sleep over the club’s relegation to League One.England’s record goalscorer watched on as his side’s 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers ended their fight to stay in the Championship.Derby have been deducted 21 points this season after going into administration and then admitting breaches of EFL accounting rules. If they had not suffered those punishments, the club would currently be 17th in the table.And Rooney believes Morris, who plunged Derby into administration back in September, should feel guilty about the position he left the club in.Speaking to...
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Take claims to court against me and let Derby move on – Former owner Mel Morris

Former Derby owner Mel Morris has offered to personally take over the claims that Middlesbrough and Wycombe have against the Championship club to allow a takeover to go ahead.Boro and Wycombe are both seeking compensation from the crisis-hit Rams, who have been in administration since September, with the potential liability in both cases said to be a major factor in holding up a sale of the English Football League club.In a statement on Friday, Morris said: “I invite Boro, and in due course Wycombe if they so wish, to take their claims to the High Court against me personally.“Let DCFC...

Wayne Rooney criticises owner Mel Morris after Derby placed in administration

Derby manager Wayne Rooney has accused owner Mel Morris of a lack of sincerity and honesty when telling the players and staff at the club that administration was likely.Rooney also labelled Morris disrespectful for the way he has conducted himself, having not made the effort to speak with him for more than six weeks.The Rams officially entered administration earlier this week, triggering an automatic 12-point deduction that sunk them to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table, with the possibility of further points being taken away hanging over the club.Rooney hit out at Morris in his Thursday press conference...

Mel Morris: Derby County owner apologises to fans and staff over administration

Derby County owner Mel Morris has apologised to the club's staff and supporters as the Championship side prepares to go into administration. The Rams filed a notice to appoint administrators on Friday, which Morris says was a "gut-wrenching" decision. They now face a 12-point deduction from the English Football League,...

Mel Morris says sorry to Derby's fans as club prepares for administration

Derby County are set to appoint their administrators in the next 48 hours as outgoing owner Mel Morris apologised to staff and supporters over the club’s plight. Morris has admitted that Derby’s situation is “tragic” as they prepare for a 12-point deduction which will thrust manager Wayne Rooney into a Championship relegation battle.

Derby County: Owner Mel Morris calls off sale of club to Derventio

Derby County owner Mel Morris has called off the sale of the Championship club to Derventio Holdings. A deal was announced on 6 November and was set to be completed within days. But despite repeated assurances, neither Sheikh Khaled, nor the Abu Dhabi-based Bin Zayed Group - Derventio's owner -...